The proposed Cairn Duhie wind farm between Grantown-on-Spey and Nairn is about 8km from the national park. A planning officer had concluded the wind farm did not have a significant impact on the special qualities of the park, however planning committee members felt the landscape setting and the cultural integrity of the park were at risk.
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Eleanor Mackintosh, the convener of the CNPA planning committee, said: "While we understand the reason behind the planning officer's recommendation there was a very strong feeling among members that - for many reasons -this was a wind farm too far."
A spokesman for the Scottish Government said ministers could not comment on the proposal as they "will have a decision-making role in the proposal in due course".