CALLING ALL MOY RESIDENTS TO A MEETING ABOUT COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUNDING FROM THE MOY WINDFARM
MONDAY 10 AUGUST 2015 at 7.30pm in the STRATHDEARN HALL
For the past two year Eneco has worked closely with both community councils to discuss the ‘development’ of the ‘Moy Community Benefit Company’ which will have both community councils represented on the decision making panel alongside representatives from the local communities.
At the Moy Wind Farm Community Benefit Working Group meeting on 24 February it was ‘ agreed to move the process forward (continuing with the Joint Company) given the work that has gone into the benefit model over the last two years”
In May 2015, Eneco received correspondence stating that there was a desire to split the community benefit fund and for the Strathnairn Community Benefit Company (set up by npower) to administer the Strathnairn portion of the fund. This would be a 21.5/78.5 split with Strathdearn receiving the larger share.
On 12 May Guy Madgwick and Zoisa Walton of Eneco met with Vivian Roden of Strathdearn Community Council and Isobel McQueer of Strathnairn Community Council, following which the following statement was issued by Guy Madgwick:
“We met with representatives from Strathdearn and Strathnairn today, 12 May. On discussions we have identified there is no winning solution for all and therefore given the situation Eneco reverts to the Moy community benefit model. This will be reviewed after a two year period. We would like to invite four representatives from Strathdearn and four from the Strathnairn area to continue to participate within the working group for the Moy community benefit model. As previously stated, we always wish to carry out what the community wants, however, as both community councils cannot agree on a model we now feel that we have to take that decision. Eneco would like to thank all those involved”
Strathdearn Primary School is co-ordinating the Annual Community Litter Pick once more and are looking for volunteers to take part on Saturday 23 May from 10 – 12noon.
We will meet at the Village Hall, all gloves, litter pickers, bags provided.
The more the merrier!
Following extensive consultation on its proposals for upgrading the network between Beauly and Tomatin, Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE Transmission) is to carry out further assessment on a site suggested by local residents. The site, located in the area of Glen Kyllachy Forest on the Farr Road will now be the subject of additional surveys to assess its suitability.
A proposal to upgrade and reinforce the existing transmission network between Beauly, Knocknagael and Tomatin.
SSE are holding three further consultation exhibitions to provide interested parties with an opportunity to learn more about the project and to provide feedback on the proposals. The exhibitions will comprise of display boards and members of the project team will be present to answer questions and to receive comments.
Strathdearn Community Council publishes the "Strathdearn Newsletter" quarterly, delivering it free to every home in Strathdearn.