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Liberty submit Fort plans

LOCHABER’S economy could be bolstered by more than £50 million a year if plans to build a new aluminium plant are approved by Highland councillors.

Liberty British Aluminium hopes to get the go-ahead to build a car wheels factory in Fort William as more than 130 documents were submitted to the Highland Council’s planning department for consideration last week.

New figures released show that the company has projected a £54.1 million GVA (gross value added) boost to the Lochaber economy each year once production begins, as well as the creation of a total of 679 jobs – 400 directly and 279 indirectly.

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