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Norbord seeks approval for Dalcross site expansion

A company producing wood panels has sought approval from Highland Council to expand its factory near Inverness.

Toronto-based Norbord has proposed more than doubling its annual production from 350,000 cubic metres to 750,000 at its Dalcross site on the A96.

The project is at the conceptual design stage and the firm has applied to the council for information on what limits might be placed on the plan.

Council planning officers have recommended approval with conditions.

The conditions concern compliance with building regulations.

The expansion would involve constructing a new mill and biomass heat plant.

Highland Council's south planning applications committee will consider the proposal on 18 November.

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