Turbine exhibition

Galliford Try Renewables (GTR) is holding a public exhibition about the Fordoun Sawmill Wind Turbine proposal. The exhibition will be held on Wednesday May 11, 4pm to 8pm, at Auchenblae Village Hall, Monboddo Street, Auchenblae.

The public exhibition is intended to provide the local community with the opportunity to find out about the application process and the wind turbine. Members of the project team will be available at the exhibition to answer questions and gather feedback on the proposal.

Tom Porter, Project Developer for GTR, comments: “We are pleased to invite residents to come and view plans for our proposal and meet the team involved. GTR are keen to hear the views of local people before we submit our planning application. The public exhibition is intended to involve the community in the project, and we hope the majority can attend.”

The turbine would directly supply Fordoun Sawmill with clean, renewable energy. The site is currently operating a diesel generator to supplement its energy needs, owing to the poor grid infrastructure serving the area and the turbine would reduce reliance on the use of the diesel generator.

Following careful consideration of the potential visual impact on the landscape, both on the wider area and at close quarters, Galliford Try Renewables will be submitting a planning application at the beginning of June for a turbine with a generating capacity of approximately 900kw and a tip height of no more than 77 metres.

Galliford Try Renewables has launched a website with information on the project and the exhibition, www.fordounsawmillwind.co.uk. The project team can be contacted via email at info@ fordounsawmillwind.co.uk