Eneco announces final dates of public exhibitions for Macritch Hill

Members of the local community are invited to view the final designs on the proposed Macritch Hill Wind Farm during a series of public exhibitions taking place between 12th and 15th November 2014.

At the meetings, Eneco - the renewable company behind the development - will present the final project design following feedback received from the last round of exhibitions in March.

The proposed 54MW development on Scottish Water land is six miles north west of Kirriemuir. If approved, the 18 turbine wind farm has the potential to generate up to a third of Scottish Water’s annual energy requirement*.In December, Eneco intends to submit the final plan as a Section 36 Planning Application to Scottish Government under the Electricity Act 1989.

Eneco will also explain the next steps of the project and consult on the community benefit scheme and the enhancements of the site. Eneco has committed to an annual community benefit fund of £270,000, each year, for the lifetime of the project and the team is looking for feedback from the community about operating the scheme and the types of projects they would like to see supported. A questionnaire will be available at the exhibitions.

Eneco Development Manager, Daniel Badcock, explained: “We were pleased to receive feedback from the previous exhibitions and we look forward to showing how opinions have shaped our approach to date.  The communities views on our plans are always welcome and we hope as many people as possible attend these latest events”.

The details of the events are as follows:
Wednesday 12th November, 12noon - 7pm, Glenisla Hall, PH11 8QL

Thursday 13th November, 12noon – 7.30pm Kingoldrum Village Hall, DD8 5HW

Friday 14th November, 12noon - 7.30pm Kilry Hall, PH11 8HS

Saturday 15th November, 12 noon - 6pm Kirriemuir Town Hall, DD8 4BS

Further information can also be found on www.macritchhill-windfarm.co.uk.

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For further information, please contact Seona Shuttleworth on 01926 331217 or seona.shuttleworth@eneco.com

Source: Eneco