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Stroupster Wind Farm Proposal - Follow Up Public Exhibition 7 December 04

npower renewables was very pleased by the response to the proposed Stroupster Wind Farm public exhibition held on Wednesday 24th November 2004 at Auckengill Village Hall. The exhibition was a follow up to the initial public exhibition held on May 24th 2004 at the same venue. The events provided both a useful forum for people to find out about the proposal and for the developers to better understand local issues.

The follow up exhibition was designed to demonstrate where changes were made to the development following feedback from the original exhibition and the results of further studies which were undertaken. The new design is for 12, 2-3 megawatts turbines capable of generating enough electricity to power up to 18,500 homes and reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, by some 75,000 tonnes each year.

Stewart Forsyth, developer at npower renewables said, “Although fewer people attended than the first exhibition, from speaking to those present there seemed greater acceptance for the new design. This is great news and demonstrates that feedback received from our previous public exhibition has gone a long way to ensuring that this scheme is well designed and in keeping with its surroundings.”

The Stroupster Wind Farm planning application is expect to be submitted to the Highland Council in the early part of 2005 and will be suitably advertised at an appropriate time.