Above: Photomontage of Wether Hill Windfarm and Wether Hill Windfarm Extension, taken from Cairnsmore of Carsphairn
An application for planning permission was submitted to Dumfries & Galloway Council in December 2015. A copy of the Environmental Statement, detailing our proposals can be found on display in:
We have operated Wether Hill Windfarm since 2007, with the site's 14 turbines generating 18 megawatts of power.
We have since identified an area adjacent to this windfarm as a location suitable for an extension. The majority of our extension is within an 'Area of Greatest Potential' for large wind turbines as identified by Dumfries & Galloway Council.
We visited local communities in July 2013, October 2013 and March 2015 to discuss our development proposals.
Feedback from local communities and consultees has helped shape the design of the project, including a reduction in the number of turbines proposed.
As responsible developers of renewable energy, we strive to be good neighbours in all aspects of our work. We are committed to Dumfries & Galloway and to maximising opportunities for local communities to benefit from our projects.
Through ScottishPower Renewables' community benefitfund and sponsorship, we have supported and facilitated a number of tourist and local events in the area including; the Moniaive Folk Festival, the Moniaive Blue Grass Festival, Carsphairn Show, the British Pipe Band Championships and the 'Tour Doon Hame'.
Our operational Wether Hill Windfarm has been generating cleaner, greener electricity and powering communities with more than £435,000 of funding since 2007. This proposed extension would see contributions to the existing fund increased.