Highlands & Islands

Plans for 13-turbine wind farm near Loch Ness refused

Wind turbine Image copyright Reuters

The Scottish government has thrown out plans for a 13-turbine wind farm in Glenurquhart near Loch Ness on the recommendation of a planning official.

Highland councillors refused permission for the Cnoc an Eas scheme last May

Developers Force 9 Energy and EDF Energy Renewables appealed against that decision.

But a planning reporter appointed by the government to consider the project has said the scheme would have a "significant visual impact".

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