An online consultation is taking place for a proposed 10 turbine wind farm near Skelmorlie.

ERG and Burcote Wind, developers behind the proposed 10-turbine development south east of Skelmorlie are holding a virtual public exhibition for Rigghill Wind Farm later this month. The public exhibition is an opportunity to find out more about the project and ask questions directly to the project team.

A spokeswoman said: "ERG and Burcote Wind are committed to ongoing engagement with the public and wider community and would like to invite all to participate in their public exhibitions for the project.

"Despite the limitations of Covid-19, we are very keen to continue to inform the public and local community of this project and supplementary environmental material submitted to North Ayrshire Council in September 2020."

"Therefore we are proposing to hold a further virtual exhibition which can be accessed via the project website"

This event will be held on Wednesday 28 October, 1pm - 7pm

ERG and Burcote Wind had originally scoped a project up to 12 turbines however following constructive feedback are now bringing forward a proposed development of 10 wind turbines.

The proposed wind farm will have a capacity of around 40MW with each wind turbine having a tip height of up to 149.9 metres. A formal planning application was submitted to North Ayrshire Council in March 2020.

On the 24th September we submitted supplementary environmental information to North Ayrshire Council to address comments from statutory consultees and this will be the focus of the virtual exhibition.

The spokeswoman added: "Burcote Wind and ERG believe passionately in the need for renewable energy but are also acutely aware of the necessity for sensitive and sustainable development, which is of benefit to the communities in which it will be located."

They have committed to an annual award of £5,000 per MW to the local communities within the North Coast Locality of between £170,000 - £210,000 per annum, should the project be consented.