Councillors are to review proposals for three small-scale hydro-electric schemes in a Highland glen used as a location for James Bond film Skyfall. The three projects in Glen Etive, near Glen Coe, are among seven that were approved by members of a Highland Council planning committee last month. Now one councillor has secured enough support to have the plans reviewed on 20 March. The three proposed schemes are opposed by a campaign, Save Glen Etive. Mountaineering Scotland, a body representing the interests of hillwalkers, climbers and skiers, also opposes the three hydro projects. The developer Dickens Hydro said it appreciated the glen was a special area and would do everything in its power to reduce any impact on the environment. Glencoe and Glen Etive Community Council supports the overall hydro project, which could produce enough electricity for up to 8,000 properties and raise community benefit funding.
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