Re­vised wind­farm pro­pos­als to go on show

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

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.”

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