Above: Harestanes West Windfarm Map
Located in the Forest Estate of Ae, South West Scotland within Dumfries and Galloway, the site lies to the West 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 'Documents' section.
This project is a result of SPR’s partnership with Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS), where SPR have rights to investigate the feasibility of onshore renewables projects within the National Forest Estate in South West Scotland. The subject site is owned by FLS.
In July 2020 & March 2021 SPR installed two temporary Meteorological Masts in the South West of the proposed site. This has been used to gather data on wind conditions at the site. SPR have also been undertaking a considerable number of surveys to establish environmental baseline data for the site. This information has helped to inform the design and development of the proposed layout.
Early consultation is key to the way we develop our projects, and throughout the development process we will ensure local communities and stakeholders are given the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposal and are kept informed of project progress.
SPR is keen that you can continue to find out more about the project and how it is progressing. In the coming months, we will be hosting Public Information Days in the local area & launching a Virtual Information Event to provide the opportunity to ask any questions you may have or to make comment on the proposal. You can also contact the project team at any time via the project mailbox address noted in the "Contact" section below.
SPR has been working alongside communities across the UK for nearly two decades. To date, SPR has contributed over £50M across Scotland and almost £12 million in community benefit funds to support initiatives and projects for those communities local to its windfarm sites in Dumfries and Galloway.
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 and is seeking local community groups to engage with 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 as much as possible.
The Harestanes West Windfarm Project Team can be contacted directly by emailing: HarestanesWestWindfarm@Scottishpower.com
Please click on the links below to view the Harestanes West Windfarm Scoping Report documents.