We are pleased to submit a Scoping Request to the Scottish Government to progress our plans for Craig Watch Wind Farm. The proposals are at an early stage and the Scoping Request to the Scottish Government seeks to continue our investigations and receive early feedback from consultees.
Recent discussions have taken place with the Energy Consents Unit, who confirmed capacity to take forward the application, and we are following Scottish Government advice throughout all of our work in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that there are more important matters due to the current health emergency but we are continuing, where possible, our daily working activity and continuing our investment plans for Scotland.
The proposals for Craig Watch Wind Farm are at an early stage of the design process. We think there is potential for up to 18 turbines up to 200m high. The proposals may reduce in scale as our environmental consultants progress their studies and feedback is received from statutory consultees and the local community.
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We are enthusiastic about bringing meaningful benefits to local communities. We believe we are the only wind farm developer that has pledged to commission feasibility studies to assess the potential to bring improved access to broadband as part of our projects. We look forward to discussing that in more detail with you.
Despite this project being subsidy-free, we are also committed to delivering £5,000 per MW installed in community benefit funding.
We have a history of engaging with the community, and have confidence that we can still do that despite face-to-face meetings not being possible at this time. We welcome the opportunity to speak with local residents and community groups by phone or video call at an appropriate time to outline our proposals in more detail, introduce some of the team and receive any early feedback.
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