Our vision for the site is to create a sustainable, high quality development that provides low cost green energy, delivers social and economic benefits to your area and does so sensitively and with care for the environment and people. Mill Rig will also offer significant community benefit funding for your local area.
After holding initial community consultations back in the summer we have further refined our proposal and we are keen to share the feedback we received, our current plans and how our proposals can benefit your community.
Our current proposal includes:
As part of our development with care approach we want to share our plans for Mill Rig Wind Farm with you and give you an opportunity to ask us any questions that you may have.
As the project has evolved through the pre-application process, we have delivered two sets of online events You can view our presentations, survey results and the questions and answers from our sessions. You can still direct questions to the project team and sign up for project updates. Please contact the team if you have any comments or would like to arrange a one to one session to discuss any aspect of the project.
Initial themes from our consultation
Throughout the life of the Mill Rig wind farm project we want to work together with your local community to ensure that you are kept informed about what we are doing and you have plenty of opportunities to provide feedback to us.
We are talking to local people before we submit a planning application and are eager to listen to your views.
Banks Renewables is part of the Banks Group and we provide renewable energy to help meet society’s demand for clean green electricity in a sustainable and considerate way.
Development with care is at the heart of our way of working. It means respect and consideration for the environment, your local community, our employees and our business partners.
We really want to hear your views on the Mill Rig wind farm proposal. Following restrictions on public consultations due to COVID-19, unfortunately we can’t yet hold a public meeting face-to-face, so we are holding a series of online consultations. You will be able to watch a short presentation about the project and ask any questions you may have. We would also encourage you to fill out the short survey below.
If you are unable to attend our online consultations please sign up for our email newsletter or alternatively write to our local office and we will keep you updated with project news and the outcome of this consultation.
The Mill Rig wind farm proposal is committed to providing £5,000 per MW for your local community over the lifetime of the project. This could be up to £180k per year for your local community** each year the wind farm is operational. This fund will be built to help deliver on the needs and aspirations of your local community. We will work in partnership with local people to find out the best way for this fund to be used.
Here are some examples of our projects in South Lanarkshire showing how we have worked together with local people to deliver benefits that meets the needs of the community.
We will work with your local councils to maximise the social, economic and environmental benefit of the development to your local area and we are committed to delivering as high as percentage as possible of the contracted construction value to local companies in order to maximise the local economic benefits throughout the life of the wind farm.
Mill Rig wind farm will generate enough green electricity to power over 20,000 homes.*
In order to connect the Mill Rig wind farm to the National Grid, Scottish Power Energy Networks current proposal is to take an overhead line along the pathway indicated in the map.
The 33kv line will be supported by 9m wooden poles which take the shortest and least invasive route.
*Using Govt / BEIS approved methodology
**On the basis of up to 36MW operation