Heathland Wind Energy Project

Partnerships for Renewables is working with the Forestry Commission in Scotland to explore the potential for siting wind turbines in Heathland Forest.

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November 2015 Heathland Exhibitions

Published: 04/11/2015

Following on from the event held in Forth in June and prior to the planning application submission, Partnerships for Renewables and Forestry Commission Scotland are holding further public exhibitions to discuss the potential renewable energy project in Heathland Forest near Forth.

The drop in events will take place at Auchengray Church Centre on Wednesday 18 November 2015 and Forth Community & Sports Centre on Thursday 19 November, with both taking place between 2pm and 7pm.

Having carried out extensive feasibility work and received responses on the scoping report and the initial exhibition, Partnerships for Renewables is now finalising its planning submission. During the exhibitions, the local community will be presented with key information including potential local viewpoints and will have the opportunity to ask questions to the development team from both PfR and FCS.

Craig Mullen, Communications Manager at Partnerships for Renewables, said: “We have had discussions with number of local groups and work is progressing well. We realise the strength of feeling in the area with regards to other proposed developments and have reduced the size of the proposal since scoping from 25 to 20 turbines, as well as moved turbines further away from settlements. The proposal will bring the opportunity for not only community benefit of over £300k per annum but also the chance for communities to invest directly in the project. We are keen to keep the local community informed of the results of our work so far and consult on any questions they may have on our development process.”

“Anyone who is unable to attend the public exhibition should contact us via email: community@pfr.co.uk or by phone 0800 731 7395 and we will make alternative arrangements to discuss our work with them.”

The exhibition boards are available to view here.

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