Consultation on proposed windfarm near Carsphairn

A wind farm business developing a scheme in North Galloway has called on local people to “see for themselves” the look of a wind farm from their own home or favourite spot.

Vattenfall is consulting on a potential layout of a 57 turbine wind farm near Carsphairn, Dalmellington and New Cumnock.

Residents in Carsphairn can attend the consultation event on Thursday, June 14 from 2-8pm at Lagwyne Hall.

The wind farm developer is keen to stress that its current plans were at an early stage and that local input was vital to ensure it designed the best possible wind farm. Vattenfall said it expected to submit an application to the Scottish Government for development consent later in the year and that a further round of consultations will be carried out to coincide with that.