Busi­ness backs wind­farm bid

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

Busi­ness lead­ers have thrown their weight be­hind con­tro­ver­sial plans for a wind­farm.

Hun­dreds of peo­ple have writ­ten to the coun­cil ob­ject­ing to Banks Re­new­ables’ plans for tur­bines at Knock­endur­rick, Twyn­holm.

But Dum­fries and Gal­loway Cham­ber of Com­merce be­lieves the de­vel­op­ment will boost busi­nesses and pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for the community.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Brian Richard­son said: “Our re­gion is a net ex­porter of elec­tric­ity and that will con­tinue to grow through the at­trac­tion of fur­ther in­vest­ment such as Knock­endur­rick, sub­ject to the nec­es­sary per­mis­sions. Our re­gion is re­plete with ev­ery form of re­new­able en­ergy and in or­der for the mix to work in the long term a size­able in­vest­ment in en­ergy stor­age is needed.

“Such in­vest­ment will un­doubt­edly bring jobs and tech­nol­ogy and the cham­ber has been work­ing closely with the coun­cil to at­tract re­lated in­dus­tries and tech­nolo­gies.”

Banks’ Jeannie Kielty said: “We are de­lighted the cham­ber of com­merce has recog­nised the eco­nomic op­por­tu­ni­ties that would come as a re­sult of Knock­endur­rick.”

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