The site is located 5km to the east of Dalmellington, lying within both East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway.
The South Kyle Wind Farm proposal consists of 50 wind turbines and associated infrastructure.
Three priorities were agreed during the consultation period:
- Ensuring the project generates employment - directly through the project and community investment
- Protecting and enhancing the natural environment through the project and investment
- Investing in the needs of local communities – particularly creating opportunities for young people, tourism, jobs, and improving local towns and facilities.
We will now be focussing on these priorities and working with local communities and organisations to see how opportunities can best be developed.
As well as offering the East Ayrshire and North Galloway communities a right to acquire an interest of up to 5% in the £150mn scheme, Vattenfall will also provide a Community Benefit Fund of up to £5,000 per MW installed over the operational lifetime of the wind farm.