Public Information Days for Kilgallioch Windfarm

13/02/2012

ScottishPower Renewables, the developer of the proposed Kilgallioch Windfarm, is holding a series of Public Information Days to detail the latest plans for the site.

Following an extensive consultation exercise refinements have been made to the proposed windfarm, all in response to the feedback received.

Some of the changes include the reduction in the number of turbines, from 132 to 99 as well as reducing the number and length of access tracks and water crossings on site.

These changes have been submitted to the Scottish Government in an Addendum to the application. This document is now available for review and everyone from statutory consultees to any other interested party or member of the public are invited to submit a response as part of the consultation process.

The consultation will close on Friday 2nd March with all responses to be submitted in writing to The Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow G2 8LU or by email to representations@Scotland.gsi.gov.uk.

As part of the consultation, members of the Kilgallioch project team will be on hand at the following locations to answer any queries. These are drop in events and there is no need to make an appointment.

Tues 21st Feb Wed 22nd Feb Thurs 23rd Feb
3pm – 7pm 3pm – 7pm 3pm – 7pm
New Luce Memorial Hall Barrhill Memorial Hall Kirkcowan Village Hall
New Luce  Barrhill Kirkcowan

John Alexander, Development Director for ScottishPower Renewables, said:

“We are committed to working with all stakeholders to ensure our projects are well designed and the changes made to the Kilgallioch project are the result of extensive consultations and feedback on the original application.”

“I would encourage anyone with an interest in our plans to get in touch or to attend one of our Public Information Days to ensure that their thoughts and opinions can be included in the consultation process.”

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