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September 21, 2016

Invest in local priorities.

Many communities benefit from privately owned wind farms through a system of payments that the developer pays as a form of ‘compensation’.  But over the years, the question of how this money is administered and who controls it has become highly contentious. Some Councils act as if this windfall income should go straight into Council coffers whereas communities believe the money belongs to them and should be spent according to locally agreed priorities. Increasingly, community-led plans are being produced which highlight local priorities. Coalburn, Douglas and Glespin are calling on South Lanarkshire Council to recognise the validity of their plan.


Coalburn, Douglas and Glespin

This community led plan is an articulation of the views and aspirations of Coalburn and Douglas and was prepared with the support of Urban Animation.