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Sanquhar II

Current Status

CWL have issued a Scoping Report to the Energy Consents Unit and are currently awaiting a Scoping Opinion. Environmental impact assessments in relation to the proposed development are also underway which will feed in to the final design of the proposal. Community consultation is ongoing and a series of public exhibitions will be held in the local area in early August. Please see below for further details of these events. CWL believe in an open and transparent approach to working with host communites and we welcome all comments and suggestions as local feedback will help us with the design of the site. 

Public Exhibitions:

  • Wednesday 8th August - Gladstone Hall, Penpont - 10.30 to 13.30
  • Wednesday 8th August - Lagwyne Hall, Carsphairn - 16.30 to 19.30
  • Thursday 9th August - Kirkconnel Miner's Hall - 09.30 to 13.00
  • Thursday 9th August - New Cumnock Town Hall - 14.30 to 18.00
  • Friday 17th August - Cumnock Town Hall - 10.30 to 14.00
  • Saturday 18th August - Riding of the Marches, Sanquhar - 10.30 - 15.30

View a copy of the Sanquhar II plan.

Project Information

Sanquhar II Community Windfarm is comprised of 58 turbines with a generating capacity of 406MW of clean, green electricty. The proposed wind farm could make a significant contribution towards meeting Scotlands renewable energy and climate change targets.

Site Location

Sanqahar II Community Wind Farm is located on the border of Dumfries and Galloway and East Ayrshire, approximately 11km south west of Sanquhar and 9km south of Kirkconnel. The wind farm will form a natural extension to the operational Sanquhar Community Wind Farm which lies to the north of the site. 

Wind Farm Layout

Sanquhar II Community Wind Farm is currently being assessed through an iterative process and details of the turbines, tip heights and turbine locations will be presented in due course once design work has been finalised.

Environmental Benefits

Sanquhar II Community Windfarm will provide community benefit funding for the lifetime of the wind farm. 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 approximately 330,000 homes annually, and offset millions of tonnes of harmful CO2 during its operational lifetime.

Economic Benefits

 In addition, the construction of the proposed wind farm would generate new job opportunities and support local businesses as per our 'Buy Scottish' policy.

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