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PNE WIND UK Submits Kennoxhead Windfarm Plans

Edinburgh based, renewable energy developer, PNE WIND UK, has now submitted a planning application to Scottish Ministers, under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989, for the Kennoxhead Wind Farm, situated
south of Glespin.

The submitted proposal is for the installation of twenty-six wind turbines with a maximum tip height of 126.5m and will have an installed capacity of approx 60MW – which means the project could generate £300,000 per year and more than £7.5m over the lifetime of the wind farm for the local communities.

Gilbert Stevenson, Development Operations Manager, PNE WIND UK, 

“We have done a great deal of work over the past twenty-four months to ensure that we could put forward a sensitively designed wind farm proposal that is the most appropriate  for its location, and we believe that our
Kennoxhead proposals meet this ambition.  

“Through our two rounds of exhibitions, the project website, newsletters and the regular meetings with the Community Liaison Group, we have received helpful and positive feedback which has played an important part in shaping the final planning application we have submitted.

“In December we commissioned an independent market research company to carry out a telephone survey of households in and around the area, to find out more about local residents’ views of the Kennoxhead project.  Almost 200 residents completed the survey, revealing that 70% were in favour of our plans and just over 13% held a neutral opinion about them.

“Over the coming decades, onshore wind energy has a crucial role to play; the Kennoxhead Wind Farm would generate enough renewable energy to supply the equivalent needs of more than 45,000 homes annually and bring a range of environmental and community benefits to the surrounding area.”

PNE will continue to keep local communities fully informed about the progress of the project through the project website (www.kennoxheadwind.co.uk) and the Kennoxhead Community Liaison Group.