The Site is located within Carrick Forest, a commercial forest block of the Galloway Forest Park which is owned and managed by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) in south west Scotland. The Site is wholly within the South Ayrshire Council administrative area.
ScottishPower Renewables are currently finalising both the application for consent to the Scottish Ministers (under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989) and the accompanying Environmental Impact Assessment Report, ahead of submission in Autumn 2021.
This project is a result of SPR’s partnership with Forestry and Land Scotland, where we were awarded exclusive rights to investigate the feasibility of onshore renewables projects within the National Forest Estate in south west Scotland.
As part of the development process, two wind monitoring masts were installed within the site, one on Eldrick Hill in January 2019 and another on Garleffin Fell in March 2020.
In May 2020, ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) submitted a request for Pre-Application advice from South Ayrshire Council and a request for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Opinion from the Scottish Ministers. Copies of the submitted documentation can be found below in the 'Scoping Documents' section. A Scoping Opinion was received in October 2020 and can be viewed on the Energy Consents Unit website (Ref: ECU00002063).
An online Public Information Event was held from 14 October to 06 November 2020.
Early consultation is key to the way SPR develops projects, and throughout the development process SPR ensure local communities and stakeholders are given the opportunity to provide feedback and are kept informed of project progress.
Due to the Government guidance issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face consultation is unfortunately not possible at present and as a result SPR held a Public Information Event online from 14 October to 06 November 2020.
While the online event has now ended, you can access some useful FAQs here and you can continue to contact the Project Team using the contact details noted below.
The Online Public Information Event Leaflet can be found in the 'Documents' section.
As a responsible developer of renewable energy we are keen for the communities surrounding our operational windfarms to benefit. Our nearby Dersalloch Windfarm has delivered more than £1 million to date for the benefit of communities across North Carrick.
Should Carrick Windfarm become operational, SPR will share benefits of the windfarm with the local communities, which could include an opportunity for local community organisations to invest in the Proposed Development.
With established sites nearby, SPR has a history of working positively with communities within the region. We are keen to create employment opportunities during the construction and operation of our windfarms that can be delivered locally to benefit those who live near our sites.
The Project Team can be contacted directly by emailing: email@example.com and by calling: 0141 614 9084
Online Public Information Event Leaflet