A detailed draft route for the network has been prepared and we are waiting for B4RN’s review of it. This is expected in the next few days after which we will start to visit each landowner to seek their comments and ask for their permission for wayleave. Visiting them is a major task which might take several weeks.
When the route has been confirmed we will ask volunteers in each hamlet to consult the members of their community to decide the exact routes for cables across gardens and into homes. There are about 60 of such communities so this also will be time-consuming. However, this task need not be completed before we start digging the main route in late February (we hope).
Applications have been written for grants to the Armistead Wind Farm Community Fund and to the SLDC Local Improvement Project Fund. The forms will be submitted before the end of January but it is likely to be some time before we hear the results.