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Norbord's expansion plans approved by Highland councillors

Highland councillors have approved plans to expand a factory producing wood panels 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 applied to the council for information on what limits might be placed on the expansion.

Council planning officers had 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 approved the proposals.

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