Business backs windfarm bid
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.”