Public exhibition on proposed Yell windfarm

The company behind plans for a windfarm in Yell is to hold a public exhibition about the project on the Burravoe Estate.

The exhibition will take place in Burravoe Hall on Thursday 1st September between 2pm and 9pm.

Enertrag, a renewable energy company with offices in Dunfermline and Angus, unveiled its proposal for a windfarm last year and has since started work on various environmental studies to assess the site and identify suitable turbine locations.

The size of the windfarm is likely to be between 11 and 17 turbines with each turbine up to 163 metres in height to the tip of the blade.

Project manager Colin Dickie said: “We are keen to make sure that local people are kept fully informed throughout the process. We are still at a very early stage and this is the first of a number of exhibitions but we are keen to hear the views of the community from the outset.

“There are a number of issues where input from the community will be invaluable, not least around ensuring that the island benefits socially and economically from this investment, and we would urge everybody to come along and give us their thoughts.

“We have been very heartened by the level of support we have had from the local community and we hope they will find the exhibition useful.”

The exhibition will include details of the various environmental studies under way and will give an outline of possible timescales.

As well as the exhibition at Burravoe, Enertrag will also have a stall at the Yell Show in East Yell Hall on Saturday 3rd September.


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