Lochgelly Community Council at a special meeting held on the 27th May 2015 agreed to an extensive Public Consultation for the proposed Wind Farm at Lochore Meadows, and for the name that should be used to highlight the Public Park.
Hilton Wind Farm
The proposed Hilton Wind Farm (6x100m IWTs) is being proposed by AMEC Wind Development which will have four turbines sitting within the Lochgelly Community Council boundary, and the other two turbines sitting within the Kelty Community Council boundary.
Within the proposals, AMEC have offered a share of the ownership of a turbine, albeit a virtual turbine at roughly 1/5th – 1/6th ownership so long as communities are prepared to part finance the development of the 6 wind turbines.
Community Council representatives from Kelty, Cowdenbeath, Lumphinnans, Lochgelly, and Benarty have been meeting to discuss the ownership model with informal minutes being provided via the Lochgelly Community Council website.
The Lochgelly Community Council stress on their website; “Please note that these discussions are solely for the ownership proposal, and in no way indicate support or objection to the proposed development.”
Lochgelly Community Council intend delivering leaflets and survey forms throughout Lochgelly, and are currently running a survey online, available at: http://lochgellycommunitycouncil.com/hilton-wind-farm/
Secretary George Elder states; “The aim of the four or five pages regarding the proposed wind farm is to neither support nor object to the development but to pass on as much about the proposed “Hilton Wind farm” as we can, therefore allowing Residents to make up their own mind, some aspects will be obvious from the maps, diagrams and associated pages, some detail will require some lengthy reading. As is normal for these types of schemes, the developers submitted report is quite hefty, to assist we have broken it down into readable chunks, hopefully making it easier to digest and, to make comment on.”
A secondary consultation is being held by the LCC regarding the name that should be printed on signage for the Public Park. Community Councillors were split on the name, with one group highlighting that although locally known as the Public Park, signage should be ‘Lochgelly Public Park’ to help visitors and those seeking information on the park that are not local to the area, whilst other Community Councillors felt it should just be ‘Public Park’ as it has been known locally as this for many years.
As of publishing this article the Public Park consultation is not available n the LCC site, as soon as it is available, we will update this post. You can give feedback to the Lochgelly Community Council at: http://lochgellycommunitycouncil.com/projects-committees/public-park/. You can also vote on the poll below and we will pass the results to the Lochgelly Community Council.
Lochgelly Community Council want to know what name should appear on signs at the main park?
- Lochgelly Public Park (79%, 61 Votes)
- Public Park (21%, 16 Votes)
Total Voters: 77