The Site is located approximately 8km south west of John o’Groats, in north west Scotland. The Site is wholly within The Highland Council administrative area.
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.
A wind monitoring mast was installed within the site in November 2017 to begin collecting wind data. In June 2020, SPR submitted a Section 42 Application to The Highland Council to extend the operational life of the monitoring mast to September 2023.
Early consultation is key to the way SPR develops projects, and throughout the development process SPR ensures 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 may not be permitted for the foreseeable future. The Scottish Government has issued regulations during this period which replaces the requirement for a physical, face-to-face public event with an alternative, online version.
SPR is committed to undertaking meaningful consultation and is therefore currently identifying suitable alternative methods of engagement ahead of any potential online event. At this stage, these are expected to include formats such as utilising mail and leaflet drops, use of this website and the project mailbox to distribute information and respond to the public and phone calls and virtual meetings with Community Council members. Consideration is also being given to ensure that engagement methods reflect varying levels of access to technology.
As a responsible developer of renewable energy, SPR is keen for the communities surrounding our operational developments to benefit. Our nearby Beinn Tharsuinn Windfarm (operational) and Halsary Windfarm (under construction) are projected to deliver more than £2.5 million for the benefit of communities in the local area.
Should Hollandmey Renewable Energy Development become operational, SPR will share benefits of the proposal 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 developments that can be delivered locally to benefit those who live near our sites.
The Project Team can be contacted directly by emailing: HollandmeyRED@ScottishPower.com
Please click on the links below to view the Hollandmey Renewable Energy Development scoping documents.