A COMPANY that is proposing to build a wood-burning power plant close to a Moray distillery has made alterations to the plan which it claims will reduce its visual impact.
Estover Energy is planning to build a biomass combined heat and power plant at Craigellachie Wood, which would provide low-carbon energy to the nearby Macallan Distillery.
Developers say that 20 full-time permanent jobs would be created from the proposal, as well as another 20 in the forestry and transport sectors, and a further 100 during construction.
However, while the proposal has garnered some strong support, it has also encountered opposition.
Henry Warde, a director with Estover and a member of the Speyside Renewable Energy Partnership, said that the company tweaked the original proposal in response to comments made by Moray Council.For more on this story, see this Friday's 'Northern Scot'