Renewable Energy Press Release from PR in Edinburgh, Holyrood Partnership. Banks Renewables Knockendurrick Wind Farm receives vital press attention.
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
on behalf of Banks Group
A PROPOSED wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway is offering the community the opportunity to benefit from the power and economic value it will generate.
Due to the levels of support and interest in the Knockendurrick Community Wind Farm, the developer behind the project, Banks Renewables, is now offering the local community ten per cent equity in the project – an increase from the five per cent offered in the original submission.
Now, residents of Dumfries and Galloway are being invited by Banks Renewables to find out more information on the proposed wind farm at an exhibition at Twynholm Village Hall, 7 Main Street, Twynholm DG6 4NT on Monday 23rd January 2017, 14:00 to 19:30hrs.
Following feedback from a range of consultees, the Hamilton firm has amended its previous plans for the wind farm, to include a reduction in six of the proposed turbine heights from 132m to 115m while the seventh turbine would be reduced from 132m to 100m –.
Banks Renewables is now urging locals to find out more about the new proposals, which along with further information regarding the community ownership offer, will be presented to the community at the exhibition in January.
Colin Anderson, development director at Banks Renewables, said: “Projects like Knockendurrick wind farm are most successful when they include and are backed by the communities in which they are located.
“We have received a huge amount of positive feedback from locals, and hope that this increase in community ownership encourages even more of a dialogue between Banks and everyone who will benefit from this site.”
The Hamilton based firm is also in discussion with Dumfries and Galloway Council on how to best deliver initiatives designed to improve employment and training amongst locals.
The community’s share of revenues from the seven turbine 14MW site may be invested in providing vital infrastructure, environmental projects and directly in community groups.
The plans are likely to be submitted early in 2017, and along with the turbine height reduction, the site will take a more easterly position – further from the National Scenic Area.
Colin added: “One of the many positive consequences of the close interaction we have had with the community is the capability to amend our plans to provide the best development for everyone.
“We want to build on that relationship and provide the community with meaningful benefits that enable positive change.”
To register your support for the proposed Knockendurrick Community Wind Farm, an important project which will bring environmental benefits in the form of clean, green energy and economic benefits to the Dumfries and Galloway area in the form of investment and jobs please visit http://www.banksgroup.co.uk/knockendurrick/support-this-project/.
Banks Renewables is part of the Banks Group (www.banksgroup.co.uk), a family firm founded in 1976, which now employs more than 400 people in the renewable energy, property and mining sectors.
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