Public exhibition for wind farm

Public exhibitions on proposals for a 17 turbine wind farm, situated at Nathro Hill on the Careston Estate, will take place next week.

The draft proposal for the project, by renewable energy developer Eurowind UK Ltd, has just gone out to public consultation with local views helping shape the final planning submission due to be submitted to the Scottish Government in spring 2012.

Eurowind’s proposal consists of 17 turbines of a height up to 135 meters with a maximum installed capacity of around 60 MW and would have the largest capacity of any wind farm in Angus. In an average year this would power over 28,400 houses in Angus.

Nathro Hill wind farm would be able to power at least 56% of Angus households.

If approved, the project would pay out a “community dividend” of approximately £200,000 a year for 25 years to meet the needs of the community.

The construction phase would take approximately 18 months.

Public exhibitions will be held on Monday, January 16 at the Northern Hotel, Brechin from 2 pm to 8 pm and Tuesday, January 17 at Lethnot Village Hall, Glenlethnot from 2 pm to 8 pm.