The developer behind an offshore wind farm which will connect to the National Grid in Bicker is calling for residents to suggest how it should spend the cash it is giving to the community.
RWE Innogy UK, which is developing Triton Knoll, is running a month-long consultation to find out what residents think the money should be spent on.
Up to £500,000 will be available during the onshore construction of the wind farm and up to a further £40,000 for communities living close to the above ground electrical infrastructure. Both amounts are subject to the final installed capacity of the wind farm.
A newsletter with details of how to take part in the consultation has been sent to homes along the onshore cable route.
Anyone can have their say by completing a questionnaire, either online or via post, and returning it no later than 5pm on February 26, 2015.
RWE Innogy UK’s Project Manager for Triton Knoll, Jacob Hain, said: “This is a great opportunity for the area and for local people to have their say on how our funding should be spent.
“We take pride in the delivery of our community funding schemes and want to ensure they are set up to reflect the priorities of the local community, support sustainable projects and build on strategic goals in order to attract other forms of grant funding if possible.
“We’d like to hear from as many people as possible during this consultation. Anyone can have their say on how this funding should be spent by completing our questionnaire.”
Feedback on the consultation can be provided via questionnaires online at www.rweinnogy.com /tritonknoll. Alternatively, team members can be contacted on email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to the following postal address: Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, RWE Innogy UK, Auckland House, Lydiard Fields, Great Western Way, Swindon, SN5 8ZT.
RWE Innogy was awarded a Development Consent Order for the offshore array of the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in July 2013.