Bal­lachul­ish backs hy­dro-scheme bid

The Oban Times - - News -

BAL­LACHUL­ISH res­i­dents have backed a pro­posed hy­dro- elec­tric scheme.

The vil­lage’s com­mu­nity com­pany wants to in­stall the scheme at the Laroch to gen­er­ate elec­tric­ity to be sold for profit which would, in turn, ben­e­fit the vil­lage. Although voter turnout was only 45 per cent, those who did take part voted in favour of the scheme by 93.8 per cent. The next step is ap­ply­ing to the Scot­tish En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency for an ex­trac­tion li­cence be­fore ap­ply­ing for plan­ning per­mis­sion later in the year.

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