Revised windfarm proposals to go on show
Updated plans for a windfarm near Moniaive are to be shown to residents.
EDF Renewables will host two information events for the proposals to develop land at Troston Estate.
They will take place on Wednesday, October 17, at Dalry Town Hall between 2pm and 6.30pm and Thursday, October 18, at Glencairn Memorial Institute also between 2pm and 6.30pm.
The information provided will include the proposed turbine layouts and 3D visual simulations to help residents understand what the windfarm will look like from various locations.
Initial proposals were for 15 turbines but revised plans have reduced the number to 14.
The company has also made changes to the location of the 150m tall turbines to take into account the topography and landscape of the site. Grant Folley, development manager for the Troston scheme, said: “We are committed to delivering low carbon energy and we believe that this site is an excellent location for a windfarm.
“Since our earlier exhibitions in April we have evaluated a range of design options for the site.
“These have looked to take into account local feedback, along with a range of environmental and technical considerations to help us minimise the impacts of the scheme on the environment. If approved, the windfarm would provide low carbon energy for many years to come, so we would encourage people who have an interest in the project to come along and air their views at these events.
“We also support the principles of community or shared ownership of windfarms and would be happy to discuss any interest that local community groups may have.”