National park villagers to debate wind farm

An open day is being held to give residents the chance to have their say on plans for the UK’s largest community wind farm project.

This time it is being organised by Kilmun and Ardentinny community councils – the turbines would be most visible to residents in those areas.

Board members from the Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust, who say the plan would generate £300,000 to £400,000 per year for local causes, have already met representatives from villages including Ardentinny, Blairmore and Strone.

These are all in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park; at the public meeting to launch the windfarm plan in Cove last month trust convener Murdo MacDonald said they were ‘trying to allay’ park officials’ concerns.

Blairmore Hall will host a public open day from 2pm on Saturday November 24, with organisers saying: “All are welcome, and we want to hear your views.”

Ardentinny.org reported that after trust members had spoken to community representatives that the intention was for the RPWDT to amend its constitution to allow communities outwith the area to benefit, adding: “As the shore villages of Ardentinny, Blairmore and Strone  would be the most visually impacted by the location of the wind turbines, they would also stand to benefit by an estimated £30k per annum.”

 

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