RWE Asking Residents to Decide on Community Investment Fund

RWE Innogy UK is asking people in Lincolnshire living close to the proposed onshore infrastructure of the Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm how they would like a major new community investment fund to work in their area.

The developer of Triton Knoll is running a month-long consultation to understand local priorities for the funding, the sorts of initiatives which could be supported and who might be involved in making decisions about applications.

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.

RWE Innogy UK’s Project Manager for Triton Knoll, Jacob Hain, said: “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.”

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 26th February 2015.

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