Could this site bring 2,500 Highland jobs?
CONTROVERSIAL proposals to breathe fresh life into a Highland oil yard and create up to 2,500 jobs have won the backing of local authority planners.
A multimillion-pound scheme aimed at revitalising Kishorn by developing its harbour and dry dock has split the local community and attracted dozens of objections. But councillors will be urged tomorrow to support the project and pave the way for the Wester Ross site to become a fabrication and assembly centre for the lucrative offshore energy sector.
Highland Council officials have recommended approval of a planning application from Kishorn Port Ltd (KPL), despite receiving nearly 70 letters of representation from the public, businesses and organisations in the popular tourist area.
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