Local groups invited

THE FIRST official meeting of the community forum that will decide who benefits from the proposed £21 million wind farm between Arbroath and Carnoustie will take place on Tuesday.

The forum, which is being independently chaired by former Angus Council chief executive David Sawers, will take place in seminar room five at Angus College.

One of the turbines at the planned facility, which will be known as Corse Hill Wind Farm, is being donated to the communities of the two towns with any profits being donated to local projects.

Mr Sawers is keen to ensure any party with an interest has an opportunity to come to the next meeting and make themselves known, before the group membership is closed so the forum can progress with its work.

He said: “As my first role as chair of the Corse Hill Community Benefit Forum, I am keen to ensure that all communities local to the site who feel they have an interest in the proposals are given the opportunity to attend our next meeting, and become part of the group in some capacity.

“For this reason I would like to extend an invitation to any representatives of groups with a local interest to come along on Tuesday and make themselves known to us.

“During the meeting on Tuesday, we will be deciding on the final membership of the group before moving on to discussing the community benefit at our next meeting, so this is a last opportunity to become part of the group before the membership is closed.”