Plans sub­mit­ted for Kil­berry wind farm

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

PLANS for a wind farm on the hills of South Knap­dale have been sub­mit­ted to the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment.

EDF En­ergy, in as­so­ci­a­tion with de­vel­oper Force 9 En­ergy, wants to in­stall 14 tur­bines, pro­duc­ing up to 58.8MW.

If ap­proved, Airigh Wind Farm, sit­u­ated on land be­tween Kil­berry and West Loch Tar­bert, would fea­ture tur­bines with a max­i­mum ground to blade tip height of 149.5 me­tres.

An­drew Smith, head of plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment at Force 9 En­ergy, said: ‘I would like to thank the lo­cal com­mu­nity and all those groups whom we have li­aised with over the last year.

‘Their feed­back, to­gether with sig­nif­i­cant en­vi­ron­men­tal and tech­ni­cal sur­vey work, has played an im­por­tant part in shap­ing and in­form­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion. We will con­tinue to li­aise with a wide va­ri­ety of stake­hold­ers, in­clud­ing lo­cal com­mu­nity groups and coun­cil­lors, dur­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion process and look for­ward to de­liv­er­ing the ben­e­fits of this project, in­clud­ing the pro­posed com­mu­nity ben­e­fit fund and sep­a­rate com­mu­nity own­er­ship op­por­tu­nity, should the ap­pli­ca­tion be ap­proved.’

Plans for Airigh Wind Farm can be viewed at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions around the re­gion.

See the pub­lic no­tice on page 21 in this edi­tion for more in­for­ma­tion.

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