POLQUHAIRN WIND FARM PROPOSALS SUBMITTED
Edinburgh based renewable energy developer, PNE WIND UK, has submitted a planning application to East Ayrshire Council for a nine-turbine wind farm, south of Sinclairston.
If consented, the proposals, which are the result of extensive community consultation and environmental and technical studies, could produce 22.5 Megawatts (MW) of power and create a community benefit fund of up to £112,500 per annum throughout the lifetime of the wind farm.
Megan Richardson, Project Manager for PNE WIND UK commented:
“Following an extensive and positive community consultation programme we are pleased to be submitting our plans for Polquhairn Wind Farm to East Ayrshire Council. We have worked very closely with local residents and consultees to ensure that the proposals we are bringing forward are appropriate for the location and reflect the feedback we have gathered throughout the development process.
“This is a great project which if consented could produce enough low carbon electricity to power up to 16,700 homes each year and contribute to meeting Scotland’s renewable energy targets. I would like to thank local residents for their interest in our proposals and look forward to continuing our community involvement as our plans progress.”
The full planning application is available to view at the following locations:
- Rankinston Community Centre, Littlemill Place, Rankinston, KA6 7HB
- Ochiltree Community Library, Main Street, Ochiltree, KA18 2PE
- East Ayrshire Council , The Johnnie Walker Bond, 15 Strand Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1HU
It can also be viewed electronically on the Council’s website:
http://eplanning.east-ayrshire.gov.uk/online/ (search ref:14/0860/PP)