Location: Near New Luce, in Dumfries and Galloway
Site status: Proposed scheme
Background: Consent was granted for a 72MW wind farm at the Stranoch site in 2016 but to maximise renewable energy generation and improve the viability of the scheme, the original layout has now been reviewed and a new planning application submitted.
Planned capacity: Around 84MW, capable of powering up to 51,000 homes*.
Number of turbines: 20
Next steps: Because the proposed development will be over 50MW, the wind farm is classed as a Section 36 scheme and requires the submission of an application to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit (ECU).
The application was lodged with the ECU on October 19th 2018 and the Environmental Impact Assessment Report submitted as part of the planning application is available to download from http://stranochwindfarm.co.uk/ and www.energyconsents.scot and hard copies are available to view in the following public locations:
Dumfries & Galloway Council, Area Planning Office, Ashwood House, Sun Street, Stranraer, DG9 7JJ.
Stranraer Library / DG Customer Services Stanraer, North Strand Street, Stranraer, DG9 7LD
New Luce Village Shop, 1 Station Rd, New Luce, Newton Stewart, DG8 0AL
Barrhill Stores, 32 Main St, Barrhill, Girvan, KA26 0QP
Any representations to the application may be submitted via the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit. All representations should be received not later than 27th November 2018, although Ministers may consider representations received after this date.
Further details: http://stranochwindfarm.co.uk/
*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)