A firm behind plans for a £625m hydro power scheme on the shores of Loch Ness has sought to allay concerns about the project’s visual impact. Hamilton-based ILI Group has proposed constructing its 450MW Red John pumped storage hydro scheme near Dores, south of Inverness. Highland Council had concerns about its potential visual impact and also traffic during its construction. ILI Group said it had supplied additional information to the council. Councillors are expected to consider this new detail at a future meeting. Due to the size of this project, Scottish ministers will have the final say on the planning application. ILI Group’s Mark Wilson said the company had been engaging with the local authority and community councils to address concerns on transport and visual impact.
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