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Sanquhar II

Current Status

CWL issued a Scoping Report to the Energy Consents Unit in May 2018 and received a Scoping Opinion from the Scottish Government in July 2018. Environmental impact assessments in relation to the proposed development are nearing completion which are feeding in to the final design of the wind farm proposal. Community and consultee consultation is ongoing and a CWL are currently reviewing the feedback received from the recent public exhibtions.

Project Information

Sanquhar II Community Wind Farm has been going through an iterative design process since the Scoping Opinion was received and feedback was received during consultation. Following this ongoing consultation with communities and key stakeholders, the proposal has decreased in size from 58 to 50 turbines, which based on a 7MW turbine, provides a total generating capacity of around 350 MW of clean, green electricity. In addition, the maximum tip height has been reduced from 225 m to 200 m, with two turbines being reduced further to 179 m in the interests of visual amenity. Follow the link below to view a copy of the updated site layout - this is not the final plan and is subject to further changes before final application.

View a copy of the updated site plan.

Site Location

Sanqahar II Community Wind Farm is located on the border of Dumfries and Galloway and East Ayrshire, approximately 6.5 km south of Sanquhar and 14 km north west of Thornhill. The wind farm will form a natural extension to the operational Sanquhar Community Wind Farm which lies to the north of the site. 

Environmental Benefits

With modern advancements in turbine technology and increases in their efficiency, every new turbine is capable of producing more clean energy than ever before, and at a lower cost. Sanquhar II will be able to deliver enough electricity to power over 300,000 homes annually, and offset millions of tonnes of harmful CO2 during its operational lifetime. The proposed wind farm could make a significant contribution towards meeting Scotland’s renewable energy and climate change targets as set out in Scotland’s Energy Strategy 2017.

Economic Benefits

Sanquhar II Community Wind Farm will provide community benefit funding during the lifetime of the wind farm. In addition, the construction of the proposed wind farm would support and generate new job opportunities and support local businesses as per our 'Buy Scottish' policy. 

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