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PNE WIND UK to Consult on Windfarm Plans

Public exhibitions are being held in Glespin and Douglas next week to introduce local people to a proposal for a wind farm at Kennoxhead, south of Glespin.

Over the coming months, Edinburgh based wind farm developer, PNE WIND UK, will be consulting the local community on the proposed Kennoxhead Wind Farm, and will display the plans at a two-day public exhibition in Douglas and Glespin on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd June, between 4pm-8pm.

PNE WIND UK is also one of the sponsors of the Douglas Gala 2012 and members of the wind development team will be on hand at Crabtree Park, Douglas on Gala Day, Saturday, 23rd June to answer any questions from the local community.

Gilbert Stevenson, PNE WIND UK’s Project Manager for the Kennoxhead Wind Farm project, commented:

We are holding exhibitions in the local villages and attending the Douglas Gala Day to make it as convenient as possible for members of the public to visit us, ask questions and give us their feedback, and we hope that as many members of the local community as possible come along to the events to find out more about our proposal.

“We are committed to working with the local community and we are keen to support community projects wherever we can. We are delighted to be a sponsor of the Douglas Gala Day and we welcome further suggestions as to how we can be an active member of the community.”

The proposed Kennoxhead Wind Farm currently consists of up to fifty wind turbines with an installed capacity of up to 180 Megawatts (MW) and its construction requires consent from Scottish Ministers under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989. A planning application is expected to be submitted to the Scottish Government in late 2012.