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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-20720: Jamie Halcro Johnston (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 19 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many wind turbine planning applications it is currently considering, also broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) size of turbine.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 15 January 2019

The Scottish Government’s Energy Consents team, who are responsible for managing applications made to Scottish Ministers for wind farms exceeding 50 megawatts, currently has 27 applications under consideration for new, extended or varied wind farms. Further details can be found at www.energyconsents.scot The following table provides a breakdown of those applications;

Wind Farm

Type 

Local Planning Authority

Height

Glendye

New Wind Farm

Aberdeenshire

149.9m

Airigh

New Wind Farm

Argyll & Bute

149.5m

Blarghour

New Wind Farm

Argyll & Bute

136.5m

Killean

New Wind Farm

Argyll & Bute

149.9m

Tangy IV

Re-Powering

Argyll & Bute

149.9m

Upper Sonachan

New Wind Farm       

Argyll & Bute

136.5m

North Lowther Energy Initiative  

New Wind Farm

Dumfries and Galloway

149m

Sandy Knowe Wind Farm

New Wind Farm

Dumfries and Galloway

125m

Shepherds Rig

New Wind Farm

Dumfries and Galloway

149.9m

Stranoch 2

New Wind Farm

Dumfries and Galloway

175m

Windy Standard III

Extension

Dumfries and Galloway

177.5m

Enoch Hill

New Wind Farm

East Ayrshire

130m

Corriemollie

S36 Consent only

Highland

125m

Drum Hollistan

New Wind Farm

Highland

140m

Glenshero

New Wind Farm

Highland

135m

Golticlay

New Wind Farm

Highland

130m

Limekiln

New Wind Farm

Highland

139m

Strathy Wood

New Wind Farm

Highland

145m

Clash Gour

New Wind Farm

Moray

176m

Pauls Hill II

Extension

Moray

149.9m

Dulater Hill

New Wind Farm

Perth and Kinross

125m

Fallago Rig

Extension

Scottish Borders

126.5m

Crystal Rig IV

Extension

Scottish Borders/East Lothian 

200m

Viking Variation

Variation

Shetland Islands

155m

Hagshaw Hill

Re-Powering

South Lanarkshire

200m

Harry Burn

New Wind Farm

South Lanarkshire

149.9m

Kype Muir

Extension Variation

South Lanarkshire

220m