By VictoriaBlake E.ON has today (Friday) submitted an application for its 9 turbine Allt Rubha Wind Farm to Argyll and Bute Council. The wind farm, if constructed, will be located south of Ardrishaig and would be capable of producing up to 27MW of electricity.
Following the launch of the wind farm proposal in February 2013, the company has worked closely with the local community, as it believes it’s important to understand their concerns, and where possible, changes have been made to reflect and incorporate community feedback into the design of the project.
Having taken on board feedback as well as the results from studies and assessments, E.ON has significantly reduced the proposed wind farm from 24 to 9 turbines.
To give local residents the chance to see its application and to ask any questions they may have, E.ON is holding a Meet the Developer day.
The Meet the Developer event will be held at:
Ardrishaig Village Hall on Tuesday 4 November from 2pm-8pm
Emma Clark, Onshore Development Manager at E.ON, said: “Since we introduced our proposals in February 2013, we’ve held a number of events to share our plans with local residents to give them every chance to provide their feedback. This included public information days, exhibitions and design workshops. We also set up a Community Liaison Group (CLG) which provided a way of communicating directly with local residents and respective community councils to ensure we fully understood the community’s views on our proposals.
‘’I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all of those who provided comment on the proposals, and especially members of the CLG who have given up their own time over the last 18 months to help inform the design and layout of the wind farm.”
“The forthcoming ‘Meet the Developer Day’ will be a great opportunity for local people to view our final proposal and ask any questions they may have. The local feedback we have received so far has helped shape our final proposal and we’d like to thank everyone involved including both local people and the community councils.”
Anyone unable to attend an event, but interested in discussing the site should call 0800 096 1199 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. The updated proposals will be available on the E.ON website at eonenergy.com/alltrubha.
Notes to editors:
- E.ON had previously proposed the site to feature 24 turbines. Based on local views and results from studies and assessments, E.ON has made amendments to its proposals, which also include changing the name of the wind farm from Inverneil to Allt Rubha, after a watercourse on the site.
For more information contact:
Victoria Blake 02476 181304 or email@example.com
Roxanne Postle 02476 195785 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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