Lochbroom Community Woodland Project
Broompower seeks potential woodland crofters.
The Board of Lochbroom Community Renewables (Broompower) is planning to establish new woodland crofts and asks potential crofters to contact us. Our Woodland Crofter leaflet gives further information about this part of our wider proposals to benefit and grow our community.
Our successful 100kw hydro at Lael Forest has operated since 2017 and accrues cash for community projects in cooperation with Ullapool Community Trust. As agreed at our 2018 AGM, Broompower is intent on purchasing the hydro footprint from Forest and Land Scotland(FLS) and some 94 hectares or more of forest that surrounds it including land capable of hosting woodland crofts.
This opens up prospects for various land uses. We have dubbed the project HELP centred upon meeting the challenges of climate change and biodiversity improvements to create rural housing, employment, and a lifestyle for our people, to live and prosper in a growing and more resilient community.
What do you think? Are you interested in becoming a woodland crofter? Let us know by email to email@example.com
What is Broompower
BroomPower community hydro officially began generating electricity on 18th November 2017. The hydro is owned and run by Lochbroom Community Renewables Ltd, a Community Benefit Society, set up by Ullapool Community Trust (UCT) to identify and run renewable energy projects. It is staffed entirely by volunteers.
There are over 450 investors in BroomPower. 54% are from the local area and 46% from the wider UK and beyond, including the Netherlands, France, US and Japan. Many local investors did so on behalf of children and grandchildren highlighting the long-term community and environmental benefit of this community-owned renewables energy scheme.
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