Exciting plans for High Cumnock community wind farm resubmitted

October 15, 2014 | Lethans News

To view the updated photomontages of how the wind farm will look please see http://www.banksgroup.co.uk/high-cumnock/downloads/

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East Ayrshire Council has granted local employers Banks Renewables extra time to submit additional information on the proposed community wind farm east of new Cumnock.

Hamilton based family owned employer, Banks has been asked to make some minor amendments to the photomontages in the original planning application.

The plans which were originally submitted to East Ayrshire Council in February 2013 have now been amended and will be resubmitted at the council’s request.

Colin Anderson, director at Banks Renewables, said: “The planning application is an extensive, document designed to reflect the unique nature of our Community Partnership approach, as well as the technical detail required for such an application.

“East Ayrshire Council has asked us to make these minor amendments which we have now done, and will resubmit the amended information as quickly as possible so that this exciting opportunity for the area can be fully considered.

“We are confident that the technical aspects of the proposal offer the best possible solution for the site and are excited about the long-term benefits High Cumnock Community Wind Farm has the potential to bring to the local area.”

Over the past two years of community consultation, Banks Renewables has secured overwhelming support from local residents backing the community wind farm.

Should the application be approved an estimated £5 million worth of contracts will be available to local companies for the initial construction. This will help create and maintain valuable local construction and engineering jobs.

These will be real jobs created by private sector investment.  The project will also result in around £33 million being pumped into the area over the life of the High Cumnock Community Wind Farm.

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