Following recent Community Information Days at New Cumnock, Carsphairn and Dalmellington, Vattenfall, the European energy company behind the South Kyle Wind Farm proposal is planning a further Community Information Day next week at Patna.
The company is keen to meet the community and local businesses to discuss the proposed layout for the scheme before it is formally submitted to the Scottish Government later this year.
The approximate 150 megawatts (MW), 50-wind turbine scheme would produce enough power every year to meet the equivalent annual electricity demand of nearly 70% of all households in East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. It could also contribute £750,000 each year for important projects at a local and regional level through the Community Benefit payments committed to by Vattenfall. If approved, this could total £15 million over the 20-year lifetime of the wind farm.
Alison Daugherty, Vattenfall’s Senior Project Manager, said: “We would like to thank the community for sharing their knowledge and insights with us. We have spent a lot of time listening carefully to the views and comments given at each community meeting and have used them along with those of the statutory consultees as a basis for the South Kyle Wind Farm design.
We are now looking forward to the next phase of development when South Kyle becomes a live planning submission and ideas on how this significant project could aid investment into the community can be firmed up.”
The Community Information Day will be held on:
Tuesday 7th May, 2pm – 8pm at Patna Community Centre.
Information on the proposal will be on display including the opportunity to observe an interactive 3D visualisation of the proposed wind farm from a view point of choice.
Joanne Hutchinson, Vattenfall, 07974328358
Jason Ormiston, Vattenfall, 07794 524 801