Villagers surveyed on wind farm plan

Residents are being surveyed about £7.5m plans for a community wind farm above their villages.

An impression of how the turbines might look from Kidston Park
An impression of how the turbines might look from Kidston Park

Rhu and Shandon Community Council is organising the survey to gauge reaction to the proposals by Helensburgh Renewables, Luss Estates and Green Cat.

The developers say a majority is in favour of the proposals for five 86-metre turbines, which would raise at least £40,000 a year for the community, and are conducting their own survey.

But opponents such as the Helensburgh Turbines Evaluation Group and Save Our Rhu Bay say the development, at the edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, would have an unacceptable impact.

Now community councillors in Rhu and Shandon have asked the public to have their say , delivering questionnaires to all households in the area asking whether they should support or object to the wind farm.

The survey form is available at the end of this article as a PDF file, and by clicking here: http://www.rhuandshandoncommunity.org/feedback.asp

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