- More than 50 residents attended events held in Tomatin and Carrbridge
- Fred. Olsen Renewables team pleased with positive feedback
- Fantastic ideas to deliver innovative community benefit package
Residents from across Strathspey attended events held in October in Tomatin and Carrbridge to learn more about the proposals to develop Balnespick Wind Farm, 5km east of Tomatin.
Attendees were able to view plans for the nine-turbine wind farm which could generate over 50MW of clean electricity and deliver a community benefit fund valued at nearly £10million to support local projects.
The events provided visitors with the opportunity to have their questions answered and put forward their views and ideas.
Julie Aitken, Senior Project Manager at Fred. Olsen Renewables, commented:
“I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to attend our events. The feedback that we received was really positive and I hope that the exhibitions allowed the opportunity for attendees to explore our proposals and have their questions answered.
“We received a wide range of feedback, including comments on delivering an energy discount and energy efficiency scheme with the community benefit fund. We will be exploring this in further detail and hope to come back with some ideas soon.”
Fred. Olsen Renewables will be undertaking a range of community consultation prior to submitting an application to the Scottish Government in 2024. All of the exhibition materials are available to download on the Balnespick Wind Farm website.
“We are committed to working closely with the community throughout the development of our proposals. We will be holding further events in 2024 and encourage anyone to get in touch directly should they have any questions.”
For additional information and updates, please visit www.balnespickwindfarm.co.uk