Location: Near West Benhar in South Lanarkshire
Site status: Planning
Background: A consent application for Heathland wind farm was submitted to the Energy Consents Unit on 16th February 2016, by Partnership for Renewables (PfR). EDF Renewables has since acquired the rights to the Heathland development from PfR in 2017.
Planned capacity: 68MW, capable of powering up to 42,000 homes*
Number of turbines: 17
Next steps: A copy of the planning application is available here and a decision is expected in due course.
*Load factors based on the five year rolling averages as calculated by R-UK using 'Digest of UK Energy Statistics' - latest figures as per July 2018 release Based upon the average domestic electricity consumption per home per the Energy Consumption in the UK (published July 2018)