The developer behind a proposed wind farm on Yell has announced the dates for a second round of public exhibitions after an initial round of consultation showed strong local support for the project.

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Peel Energy, the company developing the Beaw Field Wind Farm on Yell, will hold a second round of public exhibitions in October after receiving positive feedback from local residents at previous events in April, when 82% of attendees indicated they were supportive of the company’s plans.

The events will be held as follows:
•    Tuesday 6th October, Burravoe Community Hall, 2pm – 7pm
•    Wednesday 7th October, Mid Yell Community Hall, 2pm – 7pm

At the second set of exhibitions, Peel will update local communities on the plans which now include 17 turbines up to a maximum height of 145 metres as well as detail how and why this design has been selected. Results of the feedback collected during the last set of exhibitions will also be displayed. 

There will be additional information on various studies carried out on the site such as ecology and cultural heritage and more detail on how the site will be accessed during the construction phase. The events will also provide an opportunity for local residents and other interested parties to quiz the project team in detail.

There will also be additional detail on the process by which a decision on the project will ultimately be made and how the public can make sure their views are known.

Bernadette Barry, Development Manager for Peel Energy said, “We are very grateful to local communities for their strong support for the project and we are keen to ensure the process of engagement and feedback continues right up to and throughout the construction and operation of the Beaw Field Wind Farm.”

“In particular, we are keen to explain how the final design has evolved as a result of technical and environmental studies we have carried out as well as feedback collected previously from local communities”

“The people we have built relationships with locally have been very well informed and their feedback has been invaluable in the design of the proposed wind farm.  I am sure we will get the same level of interest at this set of exhibitions and I would encourage as many people as possible to come along to learn more and ask any questions they might have about the plans.”

For more information please visit www.beawfieldwindfarm.co.uk.