Newmilns Regeneration Association Energy Park Study

Newmilns Regeneration Association Energy Park Study

Name of organisation/business: 
Newmilns Regeneration Association (NRA)
£21,487 - Community Led local Development - Ayrshire Rural and Islands Ambition (ARIA) – Small Capital Fund (2022/23)
Scottish Rural Development Programme priority: 
Supporting rural communities
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The Newmilns Regeneration Association had an exciting vision that promotes renewable energy, a move towards a net zero town and funding of regeneration. The NRA sought funding for a feasibility study into the Newmilns Vesuvius Energy Park Project.

The purpose of the study was to explore whether the development of a Photo Voltaic (PV) farm at the former Vesuvius Crucible Manufacturing site at Browns Street, Newmilns, is financially feasible.

The funding is part of the CLLD allocation to the Ayshire Local Action Group (LAG), a group of representatives from the local area so its decision making is bottom up.  With this funding, the LAG run the Ayrshire Rural and Islands Ambition (ARIA) Fund which is administered by South Ayrshire Council. Additionally, a Fund Co-ordinator supports the applicant through the process to assist and help with any concerns or questions. 

You can find out more about the ARIA fund including Eligible Areas and Indicative Key Dates here

The full case study can be found here