We’re keen that our proposed wind farm plays a positive role and benefits local communities. That’s why we’ll be working with residents and community groups in your area on a number of projects, including:
- establishing a Community Liaison Group so we can keep you informed and listen to what you have to say
- visiting local schools to teach children about energy
- creating a Community Benefits Fund worth potentially up to £450,000 a year, with decisions on applications made by local representatives. This equates to a minimum of £5,000 for each MW installed and is paid into a fund annually, as set out by Dumfries and Galloway Council, following their new Community Benefits Fund protocol for all new renewable energy developments.
We encourage discussion and will consult with you on how the money could be spent throughout the development. The local community will decide which projects will qualify for grants and we understand that community councils within a 15km radius from the site boundary will benefit.
The offer of a Community Benefit Fund is not taken into account when a decision is made to award planning permission and does not affect your right to make representations on the wind farm proposal once an application is submitted.