Information days held on Linfair windfarms

Two information days were held recently in Carrick communties to inform them about the updated plans for the Linfairn Windfarm.

The windfarm, which is being developed by Willowind Energy would be situated 5km south of Straiton.

An addendum to the proposals was submitted by Willowind in December with the plans for the windfarm now standing at 17 turbines.

The information days gave people in Straiton and Kirkmichael an opportunity to view and comment on the latest developments.

The developers previously reduced the plans from 25 turbines to 19 and now a further two turbines have been taken off the scheme.

Suki Atwal, Director of WilloWind commented: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all attendees who came along to our public information days in Kirkmichael and Straiton last week. We continue to welcome the opportunity to engage directly with the local community and keep them informed about our project. It was this desire for open and transparent communication that prompted us to hold these additional information days.

“Going forward, we will continue to engage with the statutory consultees throughout the process and also with the local communities through our Community Liaison Forum.

“We are also offering a significant community benefit package of £5,000 per installed megawatt, which will amount to over £270,000 per annum, and around £6.8 million over the lifetime of the project. We believe that this will provide an opportunity for genuine and tangible benefits for the local communities and the local economy, but will be guided by the communities themselves on how best to structure our offer.”