Wind farm plan at last submitted to council

WEST Coast Energy have finally submitted a planning application and environmental statement to Angus Council for their proposed seven turbine wind farm between Arbroath and Carnoustie.

The application site is located between the A92 and the coastal railway line, adjacent to the Hatton water treatment works.

Over the past six months the renewable energy company has engaged with the local community regarding their plans, including holding a round of public consultations in July, as well as a number of meetings with community councils and other community groups.

The public consultation programme has given local communities and residents the opportunity to learn about the proposals for Corse Hill Wind Farm and to contribute their views on the scheme.

The proposed seven turbine wind farm also includes a community turbine within the overall development, allowing the local communities to benefit from the net profit from the wind turbine, which can be used to fund numerous local projects.

Steve Salt, planning and development director of West Coast Energy, said: “We are delighted to announce that we have submitted our planning application for the Corse Hill Wind Farm to Angus Council.

“We are pleased with the positive feedback that we have received and the success of the consultation process. We look forward to a continued engagement with the community as the application progresses through the planning system”.

A copy of the planning application, environmental statement and supporting plans and drawings can be viewed at Angus Council’s planning office in Forfar and the libraries in Carnoustie and Arbroath.