Community Benefit Fund
ERG uses a non-subsidised renewables model, coupled with the aim that local communities should benefit from its projects. For our Scotland projects to date, including Longburn Wind Farm, substantial Community Benefit Funds will share up to £5,000 per MW of installed capacity with the local communities, in line with Scottish Government policy.
In May 2016, Burcote Wind undertook a programme of community consultation regarding our proposals to develop the ten turbine Longburn Wind Farm near Carsphairn.
We hosted a series of public exhibitions in the communities surrounding the site on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th May 2016.
This allowed the local communities to view our updated proposals and provide feedback on the planning application before it was submitted to Dumfries and Galloway Council in June.