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Whitelee windfarm

Vision for the future

Find out about our aspirational plans for developing access opportunities at Whitelee through the Whitelee Access Project.

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Aims and Objectives

The long term aim is to develop the Whitelee area as a destination for active outdoor recreation and learning through the provision of high quality, sustainable and well-managed facilities. Through advertising and promotion, public engagement and the work of the Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service amongst others, the access project will look to develop and promote walking, cycling and other forms of recreation as a healthy lifestyle choice, which contribute to health and well-being, are socially inclusive and accessible to all. Through delivering in these areas we further hope to improve links to and with local communities surrounding the windfarm and within the 3 council areas that the site covers.

Responsible Access

Promoting responsible access in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and which respects the needs of visitors and land managers, and the natural environment will be a cornerstone of the ongoing vision for the access project. Through this work it is hoped that it will enable people to enjoy, understand and appreciate their natural environment through provision of high quality facilities, information and activities.

Whitelee Access Project

The access project will strive to extend and improve recreational access, and target improvements to those which will have the greatest impact. We will look to strengthen partnership arrangements, developing shared goals, effective management and driving forward improvements. It is also hoped to increase the contribution of user groups to ensure that improvements are well-targeted and achieve maximum value and impact.

The project will look to ensure that access opportunities in the Whitelee area contribute to wider policies and plans including recreation-based tourism and economic development in East Renfrewshire, East Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire.

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