Windfarm exhibition for Carrick villages

A series of public exhibitions are being held in Barrhill and Pinwherry in June to introduce local people to a proposal for a wind farm on Altercannoch Farm, south of the village of Barrhill.

The proposed Altercannoch Wind Farm currently consists of up to ten wind turbines with an installed capacity of up to 25 Megawatts (MW) and has the potential to generate enough electricity to power more than 18,000 homes.

Edinburgh based wind farm developer, PNE WIND UK Limited, expects to lodge a planning application for the Altercannoch Wind Farm at the end of the year.

Over the next few months PNE WIND will be consulting local communities through newsletters, a project website, a Community Council Liaison Group (CCLG) and by holding two rounds of public exhibitions in June and October 2013. At these events members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions and there will be various displays including photomontages and an interactive 3D computer visualisation which offer a scale representation of how the proposed wind farm would appear from different viewpoints.

The June exhibitions dates are; Tuesday, 4th June, 4pm – 8pm at the Barrhill Memorial Hall, Main Street, Barrhill; Wednesday, 5th June, 10am – 2pm at the Barrhill Memorial Hall, Main Street, Barrhill and Wednesday, 5th June, 4pm – 8pm at Pinwherry Village Hall, Pinwherry.

A newsletter containing information about the proposal and publicising the community engagement events has been distributed to households within a 10km radius of the site.

Calum Watt, PNE WIND Project Manager: “If consented, the Altercannoch Wind Farm, as well as generating a significant amount of renewable energy, would bring a range of other benefits to the local community such as contract opportunities for local businesses during construction and a benefits fund which would create a positive legacy from the wind farm for years to come.

“We do hope that many members of the local community will come along to these events to find out more about the wind farm proposal and give us their initial feedback.”

Further information about the project can be found at the Altercannoch project website www.altercannochwindfarm.co.uk

Registered in the UK, PNE WIND UK Limited has offices in Edinburgh and Brighton, is a Group Subsidiary Company within PNE WIND AG. Its core business is the planning, development, project management, installation, financing and operation of onshore wind farms across the UK. For more information, visit www.pnewind.co.uk