Glenkerie Extension

Status

Consented

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Output

6 Turbines at 1.6MW capactiy each
Total Generating Capacity = 10MW

Specifications

Height to blade tip = 120m
Rotor diameter = 80m
Hub Height = 70m

The Development

Muirhall Energy acquired the Glenkerie Extension wind farm from Infinis in 2017.

An application for planning permission for Glenkerie Extension wind farm was submitted to Scottish Borders Council in May 2013. The proposed development is adjacent to the operational eleven-turbine Glenkerie wind farm.

In December 2014 the planning application was refused by Scottish Borders Council. Infinis appealed the refusal, and on 5 March 2015 submitted documents to the Scottish Government Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA). A reporter was appointed who considered the evidence submitted. The Reporter allowed the appeal and granted planning permission for Glenkerie Extension on 29 July 2015. A copy of the DPEA Decision Notice is provided below as a download.

The proposed extension comprises six wind turbines with a maximum blade tip height of 100 metres above ground level. The wind farm would have a maximum electrical output of 10MW. Access to Glenkerie Extension would be gained using the existing Glenkerie wind farm access track from the A701 at Kingledores. New sections of track would be added to allow access to the six proposed Glenkerie Extension wind turbines.

Electricity would be exported from the site by means of a connection to Symington substation in South Lanarkshire. The existing overhead line serving Glenkerie wind farm would be re-strung with increased capacity cables to allow for the additional exported electricity.

A copy of the non-technical summary of the June 2014 Further Environmental Information for the proposed wind farm (including drawings showing the site location and turbine layout) can be accessed from the links above. The full suite of planning application documents can be viewed on the Scottish Borders Council planning portal, under reference number 13/00552/FUL.

A Community Liaison Group (CLG) has been established for the project that includes representatives from local Community Councils and Glenkerie Trust Fund.

 

 

 

 

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