Pollards Solar Farm – Benefits of the Proposed Development

As responsible developers, we strive to be good neighbours in all aspects of our work. With established sites throughout the UK, Scottish Power Renewables has a history of working positively with communities within the region. The project will contribute to the UK targets for renewable energy and create further employment opportunities in the local area.

Pollards Solar Farm

Above: Solar and biodiversity

Community Benefits

SPR have previously been active in providing benefits to the community through existing wind farm schemes in Scotland. ScottishPower Renewables works with Energy Skills Partnership to donate used turbine parts across Scotland to allow hands on experience for pupils learning about engineering and turbine maintenance.  SPR are currently exploring similar benefits that the Pollards Solar Scheme can bring to the local community.

Above: Training day provided by SPR

Employment Opportunities

We are committed to maximising employment opportunities for those local to our projects by making sure that local people and businesses have the opportunity to be part of our industry’s success.

As a major infrastructure development, the Proposed Development has the potential to create employment opportunities. If consent is granted, jobs would be created both during construction and after completion, in support of operation and maintenance activities.

Opportunities for Local Businesses

New renewable energy developments can bring increased opportunities for local companies to gain new business. We are interested in working with local businesses that can provide a variety of skills and services during the construction phase and operational lifetime of our development. This may include services such as ground and road maintenance, catering, building trades and plant hire.

We will host ‘Meet the Contractor’ events prior to construction, aimed specifically at small to medium enterprises, to discuss the types of contracts being let during construction and operation.


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