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Wind farm developer reveals plans for Loch Ness turbine scheme

Coriolis Energy plans to build 14 turbines on the Dell Estate at Whitebridge near Loch Ness.

Wind farm: Permission granted for 103-turbine development.
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Plans have been revealed for a wind farm on the hills above a scenic Scottish landmark.

Coriolis Energy plans to build 14 turbines on the Dell Estate at Whitebridge near Loch Ness.

The developers behind the 426ft turbines claim the wind farm could generate electricity for more than 24,276 homes.

New tracks to provide access to the turbines would be created on the Monadhliath Mountains south of Inverness.

The developer originally wanted to erect 22 turbines, but altered its plans following concerns about the visual impact of the scheme.

Coriolis Energy development director, Harry Malyon, said: "We hope that people will look at the detail of the application.

"We held an exhibition on the original application in 2012 but now the application has changed so it is really important that people put in any comments they have now.

Windfarm near Loch Ness in Highlands
Coriolis Energy

"We have taken a great deal of care over the design to minimise the effects. We're proud of the efforts we've made to the design- we've been working on this project for the past five years.

"We've been doing studies into the geology, the soil, landscape and effects on the local wildlife populations so it's not been a rushed process in any way.

"We welcome the planning process as it allows people to make their own minds up on the application. The new application should be acceptable to the public."

The plans will now be scrutinised by Highland Council, local community councils, Scottish Natural Heritage and Scottish Water.

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