Ben Wyvis scheme is quietly dropped

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A DEVELOPER has dropped controversial plans for 17 turbines to be built on the slopes of a Highland mountain, it emerged yesterday.

The “victory for common sense and local democracy” follows a two-year fight by protesters against the proposal for the Clach Liath wind farm on Ben Wyvis.

Developer Falck Renewables Wind announced it will not appeal against the decision by Highland Council to refuse planning permission.

The contentious plan for the 416ft-high devices had attracted 254 objections, including one from the Earl of Cromarty, chief of clan Mackenzie.