West Benhar Wind Energy Project

Partnerships for Renewables is working with the Forestry Commission in Scotland to explore the potential for siting wind turbines in the West Benhar plantation.

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West Benhar Public Exhibitions

Published: 06/06/2013

Following on from the submission of a scoping report to North Lanarkshire Council in November 2012, Partnerships for Renewables and Forestry Commission Scotland are holding public exhibitions in June to show the potential renewable energy project in West Benhar Forest.

Having carried out extensive feasibility work and received some responses on the scoping report, Partnerships for Renewables is continuing its work on the site. 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.

The events, which members of the public can drop into at any time, will take place on: 


Wednesday 19 June 2013 between 2pm and 7pm

Shotts Community Education Centre

Kirk Road

Shotts ML7 5ET


Thursday 20 June 2013 between 2pm and 7pm

Harthill Community Education Centre

Main Street

Harthill ML7 5QE


The project is looking to build up to 8 turbines on the site with an installed capacity of approximately 27 MW. As well as offering a leading community benefit pot of up to £135k per annum, there will also be the potential for local communities to invest directly into the project.

More information on this can be discussed at the events and all the information presented will be available to download from this website shortly.

Anyone who is unable to attend the public exhibition can contact community@pfr.co.uk or by phone 0131 338 6995.

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