Councillors have approved proposals for three small-scale hydro-electric schemes in a Highlands glen following a review of an earlier decision on them. The three projects in Glen Etive, near Glen Coe, were among seven that were approved by members of a Highland Council planning committee last month. But one committee member, Andrew Baxter, secured enough support for the review of last month’s consent. There is both support and opposition to the three schemes. Councillors voted on the individual schemes. The campaign Save Glen Etive, landscape charity the John Muir Trust and Mountaineering Scotland, a body representing the interests of hillwalkers, climbers and skiers, are among those opposing them.
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