REG Windpower is currently investigating the potential for harnessing wind energy at Blandford Hill
REG Power are looking into the possibility of building up to 4 wind turbines on land at East Farm, Lower Street, to the South East of Winterborne Whitechurch.
They are currently undertaking a large number of on-site surveys to determine the feasibility of turbines on the land. This work includes ecological surveys, background noise monitoring, visual amenity assessments, cultural heritage assessments, drainage and land surveys to name a few. At the moment they believe that this site could accommodate no more than four turbines of up to 130 metres. A wind farm of this size would generate enough electricity to power approximately 4,500 homes each year.
Public Exhibitions 14th & 15th February 2014
Friday 14th February, 4pm – 8pm
Saturday 15th February, 10am – 2pm
Winterborne Whitechurch Village Hall, Dolway Lane,
Winterborne Whitechurch, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11
REG Power are inviting local people here in Dorset to view the details of their proposals at their public information sessions in February. Come along to view the proposals in detail, meet the project team and ask any questions you may have.
Community Fund for local good causes
Wherever REG Power install new turbines they will also set up a Community Fund to support local good causes.
Typically this would be a fund managed by the local community into which they pay an annual sum. Their funds are based on annual, index-linked payments (so the sum increases with inflation) of £5,000 per MW installed, which would mean at Blandford Hill there could be a community fund of up to £36,000 each year (based on four 1.8MW turbines). The sum is usually paid annually, but it’s also possible they can make a significant proportion
of this money available at an early stage to enable more major projects to get off the ground quickly.
They say that they firmly believe that local people should decide how the money is spent so would love to hear your ideas for projects the fund could support.
For more information and to submit your comments visit: http://blandfordhill.regwindpower.co.uk