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Clauchrie Windfarm

CLAUCHRIE WINDFARM

Location

Within Clauchrie Forest on the National Forest Estate north-east of Barrhill in South Ayrshire

Stage

ScottishPower Renewables is investigating the potential of Clauchrie Forest for the location of wind turbines, and potentially other co-located technologies. The project is currently in the early stages of development with ongoing environmental surveys including local ecology, archaeology, hydrology, ornithology and access requirements. A Scoping report was submitted to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consent Unit in March 2019.

Project History

As part of the development process a wind monitoring mast was installed on Knockinlockie Hill in 2017. Further to this a second wind monitoring mast is being installed at Pindonnan Craigs in March/April 2019, which will help to collect further data regarding the wind conditions at this location.

Community Consultation

Early consultation is key to the way ScottishPower Renewables develops its projects and throughout the development process will strive to ensure local communities and stakeholders are given the opportunity to provide feedback and are kept informed of project progress. Design Considerations. Public information events will be held in the coming months, the details of which will be issued soon. The development will be integrated within the surrounding landscape, with proposed locations dictated by the results of the extensive ongoing environmental and technical surveys.

Design Considerations

Public information events will be held in the coming months, the details of which will be issued soon. The development will be integrated within the surrounding landscape, with proposed locations dictated by the results of the extensive ongoing environmental and technical surveys.

Benefits

The project will contribute to the Scottish Government’s target for renewable energy, provide opportunity for community investment, and create further employment opportunities in the local area.

With established sites nearby, ScottishPower Renewables has a history of working positively with communities within the region. We are keen to ensure the employment and business skills required to maximise economic benefits can be delivered locally to ensure those who live near our sites benefit.

Through ScottishPower Renewables’s established presence in South Ayrshire, the company has to-date, contributed over £5.5m of community benefits, contributing to a variety of groups and organisations. Including Dumfries & Galloway this figure is over £9m.

 

Contact

The Clauchrie Windfarm Development Project Team can be contacted directly by email.
 
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