Kent County Council searches for ownership solution for 8 windmills
Eight Kent windmills, currently owned by Kent County Council, may find a new owner in the coming months as the council looks to 'find alternative arrangements for the Windmills' ownership'.
While no decisions have yet been made, if the move is given the go-ahead it would achieve a saving of about £800,000 up until 2029.
The windmills under consideration as part of this consultation are Chillenden Mill; Union Mill, Cranbrook; Herne Mill; Drapers Mill, Margate; Meopham Mill; Davison’s Mill, Stelling Minnis; West Kingsdown Mill and Stocks Mill, Wittersham.
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KCC’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Environment, Tony Hills, said: “We are proposing to change the ownership arrangements of the eight windmills that are currently owned by KCC, which would allow us to contribute towards closing our budget gap.
“This would allow us to make a reduction in our day-to-day spending of the amount going towards running costs and maintenance for the windmills.
“No final decisions will be made until all the information and views collected through this consultation are reviewed.”