£23 million boost for Highlands if windfarm gets approval. A formal application for Scotland’s fourth-biggest wind farm, sited in the Highlands, has been lodged. SIMEC Energy has submitted its planning application for Glenshero Wind Farm, near Laggan, following a year of environmental and technical studies. The company says it will offer shares to local residents in the windfarm as part of its community plan. SIMEC Energy, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance who now own the Fort William Liberty Smelter, has formally applied to build 39 turbines costing £158m at Glenshero, following a year of environmental and technical studies. The company, which already operates a hydro power plant linked to the British Liberty Aluminium smelter at Fort William, has submitted an application to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit. The scheme is located around five miles north west of Laggan.
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