We are pleased to announce the online consultation for our proposed Craig Watch Wind Farm has commenced.
Over 1,300 residences and businesses within 10km of the site have been invited to attend, and advertisements placed in seven newspapers including the Northern Scot, Huntly Express, the Press and Journal and the locally distributed Speirins newsletter.
The proposals are at an early stage - our initial studies showed the potential for 18 turbines, up to 200m to blade tip. We have since reduced our plans to 16 turbines as a result of ongoing environmental studies.
As part of our pre-application consultation, we are hosting an online consultation on a dedicated website between 5 - 31 March. This will enable residents and other interested parties to provide feedback via the website, by telephone or in writing.
The online consultation will include two live chat sessions:
Monday 15 March between 2pm - 4pm, and Wednesday 24 March between 4pm - 6pm.
John Wallace, Project Manager, said: "We have a history of engaging early with local communities and have confidence that we can still do that despite face-to-face meetings not being possible at this time due to Covid-19.
We believe that proactive community consultation is an integral element of the planning process and it is essential that the local community and other stakeholders be given the opportunity to view the proposals and provide feedback and ask questions directly to the project team.
Although we are disappointed that we can't meet face-to-face, we look forward to welcoming people to our online consultation, and in particular, our two live chat sessions."
This project website will be kept updated with news as the development progresses, and it is expected that a second consultation event will be held later in 2021, before the plans are finalised.