Local communities will have the opportunity to put their questions about Vattenfall’s Quantans Hill and Whiteneuk Wind Farm proposals to the project teams later this month.
The hour-long sessions will take place online from 7pm on Monday 15th and Thursday 18th February, and will follow a similar format to the webinars which were held in December, with presentations on the proposals, followed by the opportunity to ask questions to the project team. Each event will again be facilitated by Dumfries and Galloway business, EcoGroup.
The wind farm proposals are Quantans Hill, which is situated around 2km east of Carsphairn, and Whiteneuk, which is between Moniaive and Corsock. Both proposals are in the pre-planning stage, with Vattenfall keen to seek feedback from local residents, businesses and organisations, both on the scheme designs and on the opportunities these investments could bring to local communities.
The webinars are part of Vattenfall’s ongoing local engagement programme for both developments, and local people can continue to provide feedback on the proposals throughout the process, with further online events also planned for later in the year.
Vattenfall’s Project Manager Matthew Bacon said:
“We’d like to thank everyone who came along to the first online sessions in December, and everyone who has submitted feedback so far. Together with the data gathered from our detailed environmental studies, this feedback will help us shape the wind farm designs before they proceed to the planning stage. These sessions in February will follow a similar format, so they are aimed at anyone who was unable to join the first time but would like to find out more.”
Carol Kane, Vattenfall’s Regional Liaison Officer for South West Scotland, added:
“Local feedback is very much appreciated, and will help us design the best wind farms we can. Whilst we cannot currently hold events in village halls and community centres, we hope that the local communities will join us online to discuss the proposals. We will continue to take on local comments, suggestions and ideas throughout the process – via email, phone and post – so even if you cannot join us on these evenings, or if going online is an issue, please do not hesitate to get in touch by phone or post.”
Mike Jefferson, Director at Eco Group added:
“Vattenfall approached Annan based company Eco Comms to host their web-based planning consultation on their behalf. The Eco group are passionate about local people, villages and towns and are pleased to help with community engagement and to help facilitate this discussion”.
Members of the local communities can register for the webinars, find out more about the proposed developments and how to submit feedback at: