Located in the National Forest Estate of Ae, South west Scotland, within Dumfries and Galloway, the site lies to the south of the operational Harestanes Windfarm.
As part of the development process, ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) has submitted a request for Pre-Application and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping advice to the Scottish Governments Energy Consents Unit. Copies of the submitted documentation can be found below in the 'Scoping Documents' section.
This project is a result of SPR’s partnership with Forestry and Land Scotland, where SPR has rights to investigate the feasibility of onshore renewables projects within the National Forest Estate in South West Scotland.
SPR completed construction and began operating Harestanes Windfarm in 2014 and has identified this area to the south of Harestanes Windfarm as having excellent potential to be an extension to this site.
In February 2020 SPR received consent to install a temporary Meteorological Mast to the south of the operational site, this will be used to gather data on wind conditions at the site. SPR has also been undertaking a considerable number of surveys to establish environmental baseline data for the site.
Early consultation is key to the way SPR develops projects, and throughout the process SPR ensure local communities and stakeholders are given the opportunity to provide feedback and are kept informed of project progress.
You can contact the project team on the project mail box address noted in the contact section below.
As a responsible developer of renewable energy, SPR is keen for the communities surrounding this project to benefit. SPR are working with Forestry and Land Scotland to develop innovative community benefit options.
With established sites nearby, SPR has a history of working positively with communities within the region. SPR is keen to ensure employment and the business skills required to maximise economic benefits can be delivered locally to ensure those who live near our sites benefit.
The Project Team can be contacted directly by emailing: HarestanesSouthWindfarm@scottishpower.com