Following concerns raised with us of the ongoing strong smell around the Inches/Kinnaird Village, we contacted the Environmental Health section of Falkirk Council this morning for an update. They advised they had visited the area this morning. They advised that the spreading on the fields near the Inches/Kinnaird stopped on Thursday. There is still a section of the fields which has been spread but is waiting to be ploughed. They have contacted the farmer for an update on the spreading/ploughing schedule. Some of the spreading materials were delivered to the area in advance of the spreading which is likely to have caused some smells over the last couple of weeks. Environmental health will keep us informed and if we receive any updates, we will post them here.
In the interim, please continue to report any issues and concerns to Falkirk Council on 01324 506070 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
At our March Community Council meeting, we received an update from Capital Dynamics, their main contractor and Foundation Scotland on the Todhill Wind Farm development.
The project received planning permission in June 2012 to erect 4 turbines with a maximum tip height of 125m on land at Todhill Farm opposite Glenvervie Golf Club. Subject to some final conditions for their planning consent being satisfied, the development is now ready to proceed. Following the construction and installation period, it is expected the turbines will be operational late 2014.
The turbines will generate an annual community fund of £48,000. 50% of this fund (£24,000) will be available within the Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood Community Council area per annum to fund local projects. This equates to around £600K over the life of the project to support projects within our local community. (The remaining 50% will be made available to the Denny & District Community Council area). The fund will be administered by Foundation Scotland. The Community Council is working with Foundation Scotland to establish the fund, how it will be managed etc. Over the next few months, we will be working closely with Foundation Scotland on this and we will keep the community advised of progress.
To view the presentation given to the Community Council outlining more detail on the development including a map showing the exact location of the wind turbines, please click here: Todhill Wind Farm – Presentation to LSTCC 31 March 2014 meeting.