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Kintradwell wind farm development public consultation provided 'valuable feedback'


By Staff Reporter


The public consultation was held in Brora.
The public consultation was held in Brora.

Developers RES's public exhibition on their Kintradwell Wind Farm proposal yesterday has provided valuable feedback they say.

The consultation event was attended by more than 50 people from the local community and over 30 comments forms were handed in with feedback on the 22-turbine scheme.

John Appleton, Senior Development Project Manager, RES said: “We took the decision to engage early with the community on this project as we wanted to ensure that people’s comments could help inform the design before it progressed to the next stage.

“The feedback received from the exhibition has been really valuable and we are very grateful to everyone who took the time to come along to the event and share their views with us.

“The comments received, together with the environmental and technical surveys that are being undertaken on site, will play an important part in the development of the design over the coming months and we hope to work closely with the local community councils through this process.”

The proposal, which is at an early stage of design, would be capable of producing renewable energy for around 96,000 homes. New onshore wind is now the cheapest form of electricity generation, helping improve opportunities to reduce electricity bills for consumers as well as making a valuable contribution to Scotland’s energy targets and helping tackle climate change.

Kintradwell Wind Farm has the potential to deliver approximately £6 million of inward investment into the local area in the form of jobs, contracts, and the use of local services.

The closing date for comments to RES on the proposal is Friday, October 25.



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