NEWS

Bad Weather Puts Back Wind Farm Exhibition

Scottish based wind farm developer, PNE WIND UK, is offering a second opportunity for local residents to attend the Kennoxhead Wind Farm Public Exhibition at Glespin Community Hall this coming Thursday (29th November), between 4pm and 8pm.

The event originally planned for last week was postponed due to the severe weather conditions experienced in the South of Scotland.

PNE WIND has been concluding a range of community engagement activities to explain the proposals, to seek the views of local people and to understand how best to work in partnership with the community to deliver real, lon-term ecomonic, social and environmental benefits to the area if the Kennoxhead wind farm is approved.

At this exhibition local people will be able to view a 3D visualisation of the proposed 26 turbine wind farm, which is situated on land south of A70, near Glespin.

This is the last in a series of public exhibitions and will be followed up by a telephone survey of local households, to be carried out on behalf of the Kennoxhead Community Liaison Group, in the first week of December.

The application for the wind farm will be lodged with the Scottish Government before the end of the year.

Gilbert Stevenson, Development Operations Manager said:

"The feedback we have received for this project from local people gives us confidence that the substantial benefits this scheme would bring to the area would be welcomed.

The telephone survey will help members of the local community liaison group identify ways in which a Kennoxhead Development Trust could provide funding for local services and amenities and make a real difference to the well-being of the community for decades to come.

An operational wind farm at Kennoxhead has the potential to make a positive impacy in the community so we are delighted to have another opportunity to meet with and talk to local people at the Glespin Exhibition this week".