A public consultation is to be held amid plans for a new wind farm near Sanquhar.

Koehler Renewable Energy (KRE), which is heading up the bid, is holding its first formal community consultation event for a proposed eight-turbine farm.

Rowancraig Wind Farm would be located approximately 4km west of Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway, with early designs incorporating eight turbines, with a maximum tip height of 180m.

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KRE has submitted a planning application notice (PAN) to Dumfries and Galloway Council, formally notifying it of the intention to submit a planning application following a 12-week consultation period. 

KRE will be holding four events over two rounds to maximise community engagement.

The first round will be held on Wednesday, July 5, in the Nithsdale Hotel, Sanquhar and on Thursday, July 6, in the Miners Memorial Centre in Kirkconnel, between 2 and 7 pm.

Cumnock Chronicle: Rowancraig wind farmRowancraig wind farm (Image: Koehler Renewable Energy)

Development and design teams available to answer questions on the night.

The second round of events will be held at some stage in August.

Formal consultation follows a well-attended public information session in November last year.

For those unable to attend, a copy of the exhibition boards will be available to view on the project's website from July 5 at 9am.

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Nick Forrest, senior project developer for Koehler Renewable Energy UK, said: "Koehler Renewable Energy is delighted to have the opportunity to consult with the community over our Rowancraig proposals.

"For the last seven months, we have done our utmost to listen closely to local ambitions and concerns and believe these initial plans are already part of a collaborative process.

"This development has the potential to offer a significant community benefit to Sanquhar, and it is critical residents record their views with us online or at the consultation events.

"We are keen to engage with the local community, listen to all views, and provide as much detail as possible regarding the proposals for Rowancraig and the opportunities for the area.

"KRE would like as many voices as possible to be involved in this process and encourage community members to share event details with friends, family, and neighbours."