Project Description

PROJECT STATISTICS

wind turbine

8

TURBINES
wind turbine

125 m

MAXIMUM HEIGHT
wind turbine

14,203

HOMES SUPPLIED

Status

Consented. North Lanarkshire Council January 2019.

Output

  • 8 Turbines = Between 2 and 3MW each
  • Total Installed Capacity = Between 16 and 24MW

Specifications

  • Height to blade tip = Up to 125m

Press Release: Green Light for Greengairs East Wind Farm

A copy of the Environmental Statement Non-Technical Summary is available here (10.6MB).

THE DEVELOPMENT

The proposed Greengairs East Wind Farm is an eight turbine project located between Greengairs, Plains and Caldercruix in North Lanarkshire. Following extensive studies on the site as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment, a planning application was submitted to North Lanarkshire Council in May 2012.

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

With your support, our proposed development will create real opportunities for local businesses, groups and projects in the communities close to the wind farm. In addition to the intended shared ownership of the wind farm, an annual fund of £120,000 (£5,000 per megawatt) will be put in place for the long-term benefit of neighbouring communities. This amounts to £3 million over the 25 year lifetime of the wind farm.

We are also delighted to have played a small part in supporting Community Futures group to deliver a lifesaving defibrillator for public use in Plains.