Balgray Wind Farm

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Local Residents turn out to view plans for Balgray Wind Farm  

  • Over 150 attendees at events in Lockerbie and Boreland
  • Constructive discussions surrounding plans for seven turbine wind farm
  • Further events to be scheduled later in the year

More than 150 local residents attended events held by Fred. Olsen Renewables last week in Lockerbie and Boreland, where they had the opportunity to learn more about the proposals to develop Balgray Wind Farm, located 6km north-east of Lockerbie.

Visitors to the events were able to view the plans for a seven-turbine wind farm and 43MW of battery storage, which would deliver a community benefit fund valued at around £8m over the lifetime of the project.

The events provided those in attendance with the opportunity to have their questions answered and put forward their views and ideas.

Nathan Liddell, Assistant Project Manager at Fred. Olsen Renewables, commented:  

“I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to attend our events last week. I welcomed the opportunity to meet with local residents and answer their questions. The feedback that we received was very balanced and constructive and will help to inform the wind farm design.”

“If anyone was unable to attend our events, I would encourage them to get in touch or view the materials on our website.”

Fred. Olsen Renewables will be undertaking a range of community consultation prior to submitting an application to the Scottish Government later in the year. For further information please visit www.balgraywindfarm.co.uk.