Edinburgh based renewable energy company, PNE WIND UK Ltd, has announced it will be hosting public consultation exhibitions in Barrhill on the 28th and 29th January. The information events will provide an opportunity to learn more about the plans to develop the Altercannoch Wind Farm, and give local people the chance to view the updated proposals.


Since the first round of exhibitions, which were held in summer 2013, PNE have continued to work on the design of the wind farm.  As a result, the design of the wind farm has been altered and the number of turbines reduced from 10 to 8 and the tip heights increased to 131m.


The exhibitions will have various displays including photomontages and an interactive 3D computer visualisation which offers a representation of how the proposed wind farm would appear from different locations in the surrounding area of the site. 


The exhibitions will be held at Barrhill Memorial Hall, Barrhill on:


  • Wednesday 28th January 4pm to 7pm,
  • Thursday 29th January 10am to 2pm,


At these events members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions. 


A newsletter containing information about the proposal and publicising the community engagement events has been distributed to households around the site.


 Jamie Druitt, PNE WIND UK’s Project Manager said:


‘We have worked hard on the final layout and are looking forward to discussing the changes with members of the community. As well as generating a significant amount of renewable energy, we want to ensure the proposal brings a range of other benefits to the local community such as contract opportunities for local businesses during construction. We are also keen to hear ideas for the use of the Community Benefit Fund that would be created if the scheme is consented.’