As you are probably aware, the Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood community area will receive funding from wind farm developments over the lifetime of the windfarm. We want to hear the views of all residents about how best this money should be spent. This will form the basis of a Community Action Plan that will be prepared by Community Enterprise.
Please take a few minutes to complete this important survey and make sure that your voice is heard. We know that people within households do not always share the same views so, it would be great if each member (including young people) completed their own copy of the survey.
Attend one of our Open Meetings and have your voice heard. The Community Council is keen to gather as many views as possible from local residents on how we can maximise the impact of the Todhill Windfarm Community Benefit funding in order to make Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood and better place to live, work and visit. We have arranged 2 open public meetings as part of this process and would like to invite you along to one of the events to hear your views. Full details of both dates are below.
We are delighted to announce that Larbert Village Primary School choir will be performing at the Friday event, and Stenhousemuir Primary School choir will be performing at the Tuesday event.
We look forward to seeing many of you at one of the events and would ask that you share this link with any of your friends, neighbours or colleagues who may also be interested in attending.
The Community Council is seeking volunteers to assist with overseeing a consultation on key local priorities for the community benefit fund which will be generated for the Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood area from the 4 wind turbines at Todhill Farm.
The Community Council is being supported by Foundation Scotland and funding awarded through Local Energy Scotland to engage a consultant to assist with this process. We intend to pull together a small group of local residents and Community Councillors to oversee the work of the consultant, and to put the structure in place for the establishment of the Panel which will be formed to consider future applications to the Fund.
The Fund will be £24,000 per annum over the next 25 years bringing £600K of funding for local community projects over the lifespan of the turbines to our community.
If you are interested in assisting with this consultation, please e-mail us detailing why you are interested by Friday 21 November to email@example.com. Please share this post with anyone you know who may be interested.
Please click on the attached link to view the update and photos provided by the developers to the June meeting of the Community Council on the Todhill Wind Farm development. Todhill Wind Farm Update – 30 June 2014
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.