Is Community Ownership an option for Slyers Lane?
The government has indicated that it is more likely to retain subsidies for projects with a substantial element of community ownership. The developers, Broadview, aware of local support for the wind farm, have approached West Dorset Pro Wind with a view to exploring the potential for community ownership
Meeting 7p.m. Wednesday 26th August
Slyers Lane Wind Farm
- Exploring the Community Ownership option
with consultant Jake Burnyeat of Communities for Renewables
The Wessex Royale Hotel
32 High West Street
Dorchester DT1 1UP
We have asked Jake Burnyeat of CFR (Communities for Renewables), who are consultants to a number of solar and wind projects, to speak to all of us about forming a legally constituted society. This society, should planning approval be granted, would become the vehicle for raising capital, managing the wind farm and distributing all profits to the community.
For any hope of success we will need everyone’s enthusiasm but we will also need individuals with relevant financial, business, legal and technical backgrounds to provide oversight.
Please come to the meeting or e-mail us if you have any thoughts, questions or skills to offer. If you can let us know whether you can attend or not, it would help give us an idea of numbers. You are, of course, welcome to come along at the last minute.
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