Loganhead

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Project Description

PROJECT STATISTICS

wind turbine

8

TURBINES
wind turbine

135 m

MAXIMUM HEIGHT
wind turbine

15,888

HOMES SUPPLIED

Status

Planning Approved by Dumfries and Galloway Council December 2017.

Output

  • 8 turbines = Approximately 3.2MW each
  • Total Installed Capacity =Approximately 25.6MW

Specifications

  • Height to blade tip = Up to 135m

Downloads

Loganhead Newsletter Update can be downloaded here(4MB)

News

For more Loganhead news click here.

THE DEVELOPMENT

Muirhall Energy has received planning consent for an application to build a wind farm at Loganhead, approximately 15km north east of Lockerbie and 4km northwest of the town of Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway.

The site has been selected due to its good wind speeds and location outwith any statutory designations for landscape or nature interest. The site has also been identified as an ‘Area of Search for large scale wind turbines’ as defined by Dumfries and Galloway Council Policy. The site is located within a large commercial forestry plantation.

Shared Ownership

The development at Loganhead wind farm would bring a unique opportunity for the local community to own up to 10% of the proposals. The Developer has made an offer to a number of the closest community councils and community organisations, and to date, discussions have been very positive.
The Shared Ownership model we are using for Crossdykes Wind Farm is at a more advanced stage, and as such we would expect this model to be used for Loganhead Wind Farm, should it be successful.

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

In addition to the shared ownership offering, community benefit will be offered and payable regardless of whether the shared ownership offering is taken up.

An annual fund of £128,000 (£5,000 per megawatt) will be put in place for the long term benefit of neighbouring communities. This amounts to £3.2 million over the 25 year lifetime of the wind farm.

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

In addition to the shared ownership offering, community benefit will be offered and payable regardless of whether the shared ownership offering is taken up.

An annual fund of £128,000 (£5,000 per megawatt) will be put in place for the long term benefit of neighbouring communities. This amounts to £3.2 million over the 25 year lifetime of the wind farm.

Supporting Young People in Employment Training

Muirhall is keen to support Dumfries and Galloway Council’s ambitions to help young people into employment and training. Tourism and hospitality are widely recognised as important sectors to the Dumfries and Galloway economy and therefore we are proud of our unique partnership with ‘Springboard UK’ – a charity dedicated to promoting hospitality and tourism as the career of choice throughout the UK.

Working together, Muirhall and Springboard will offer a variety of programmes to be run on an annual basis for young and unemployed people in the Annandale & Eskdale area. These will provide skills, recognised qualifications and fully supported work placements for up to 20 people each year, and will be for an initial five year period, following the construction of the Wind Farm.