Windfarm meetings for Gass proposal

WilloWind Energy will hold exhibitions next week for proposed plans to construct a new wind farm on land to the North East of Glenluce in Dumfries and Galloway. The exhibitions will be held on Monday June 23 in Glenluce Public Hall from 12-6pm, Tuesday June 24 in New Luce Public Hall and Wednesday June 25 in St Cowan’s Hall, Kirkcowan, both from 2pm to 8pm.

The proposed development, Gass Wind Farm, is approximately 8 km North East of Glenluce and 12 km West of Newton Stewart and is expected to consist of nine turbines, each with a rated power of 2.3 MW of electricity, giving a total capacity of 20.7 MW.

Suki Atwal, Director of WilloWind said: “We believe this is an excellent site for a wind farm and I look forward to having discussions with representatives of the local community next week.”

WilloWind Energy Limited is an independent wind farm developer and operator focussed on generating sustainable electricity in the UK. Our team specialises in site identification, planning, financing and constructing wind farms in the UK, with a primary focus in Scotland.

As with all their projects, WilloWind would provide a community benefit fund amounting to £5,000 for every MW of installed capacity, which in the case of the Gass Wind Farm could amount to in excess of £100,000 per year.

Discussions regarding the distribution of the fund have already been held with the community councils in New Luce, Old Luce and Kirkcowan. WilloWind are now looking to have wider engagement with other communities in Wigtownshire to consider support for delivery of community projects, investment in skills and training for local people and support for local businesses.