We would like to congratulate the Melvich Community Council and its members on having held its first meetings and setting out its priorities for 2020.
We welcome the opportunity to play a productive role in the community and to work with the Council members in the months ahead. We thank the members for their feedback and being open to hearing our plans.
Statkraft is always determined to be a positive community partner and we look forward to demonstrating that.
We have been encouraged by the positive local response to proposals for Ackron Wind Farm near Melvich.
More than 40 residents and other interested parties attended our public exhibition at Melvich Village Hall on 26 June to learn more about the proposal.
The early-stage engagement meeting included an opportunity to view an interactive map to show how the wind farm could look from different locations and to find out more about an opportunity for the project to bring improved broadband to the area.
In addition, the exhibition provided information on shared ownership, local construction and the community fund legacy that could see £245,000 each year being available after development.
Our plans are at an early stage and we gained some valuable input from the community that will help shape our plans. Thank you to everyone that took the time to meet us. There were some great suggestions for how the community fund could be put to good use and we made some connections with local suppliers who could be involved in the construction, should the project go ahead.
We will take all the information gained from the exhibition into account and assess results of site surveys before deciding the number and location of turbines that could be applied for in a formal planning application to Highland Council.
We will follow up personally with anyone who contacted us or attended the exhibition. If you would like to stay informed of project news, please register
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Airvolution will be presenting details of their proposed Ackron wind farm, located 2km southeast of Melvich to locals, as well as discussing ideas around shared ownership, local construction and the fund legacy which could see £245,000 each year being available to the community, after construction. The company also believe there is an opportunity for their project to bring improved broadband to the area.
Senior Development Manager for the Ackron Project, Lloyd Godwin said: "This public exhibition is an opportunity for us to explain the details of the Ackron Wind Farm project and even more importantly, to hear the views and thoughts of the community and elected representatives. We hope to see as many residents as possible at the exhibition.”
Public exhibition: Wednesday 26th June, 2pm - 8pm, Melvich Village Hall. All welcome to attend.
Airvolution Clean Energy develop wind farm projects in Scotland on behalf of Statkraft, the largest renewable energy generator in Europe. Over 600 homes have received an invitation to attend and posters distributed for local noticeboards.
View: Resident invitation Exhibition
View: Exhibition Poster: Ackron Wind Farm