The Stranoch wind farm site is located in Dumfries and Galloway, between New Luce and Barrhill. Consent for a 72MW wind farm was originally granted in 2016 but to improve renewable energy generation and the viability of the site, the original layout was revised and a new planning application submitted in October 2018.
The wind farm now consented by the Energy Consent Unit will have a substantially increased capacity of at least 84MW and will be capable of powering more than 50,000 homes*. There will be 20 turbines in total, with the site being divided into two parts:
A southern group of eight turbines. One turbine has a proposed height of up to 140m to blade tip, one turbine has a proposed height of up to 142.5m and six turbines have proposed heights of up to 149.9m to blade tip.
A northern group of twelve turbines. One turbine of up to 140m to blade tip, one turbine of up to 142.5m, one turbine of up to 149.9m and nine turbines with heights of up to 175m to blade tip.
Copies of the decision statement and related documentation can be obtained on the Energy Consents website at www.energyconsents.scot (ECU Reference ECU00000710).
More details and full project documentation are also provided at www.stranochwindfarm.co.uk.