Priestgill

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Project Description

PROJECT STATISTICS

wind turbine

7

TURBINES
wind turbine

145 m

MAXIMUM HEIGHT
wind turbine

13,902

HOMES SUPPLIED

Status

  • Planning refused by South Lanarkshire Council August 2017.
  • Currently at Appeal with the DPEA (ref: PPA-380-2075). Decision expected November 2018.

Output

  • 7 turbines = 3.2 MW each.
  • Total Installed Capacity = Up to 22.4MW

Specifications

Height to blade tip = Up to 145m

Downloads

Site Location Plan (3.2MB)

Public Exhibition Information Boards July 2016 (8.5MB)

THE DEVELOPMENT

In 2015, Murhall Energy acquired a portfolio of wind farm developments from AES Wind Generation – one of which was the Priestgill Wind Farm development.

The proposed wind farm is on land at Littlegill Farm, 2.2km north-east of Abington. The initial design work proposes a development with an installed generating capacity of 22.4 megawatts, which would be enough to power over 13,902 homes. The proposed site includes 7 turbines with maximum blade tip heights of up to 145m.

Priestgill Wind Farm’s proposed site lies within the Duneaton Community Council area of South Lanarkshire Council. The community consultation is largely focused on the neighbouring Community Council areas of Crawford and Duneaton.

In 2014, a series of public information days were held by AES Wind Generation to gather feedback from the community on the proposed development. Muirhall Energy held further exhibitions in Roberton and Crawford Village Halls in July 2016 as part of our own consultation process, in order to ensure the community are involved throughout all stages of development, and encourage discussion on the development between local people and the Muirhall Energy team.

Shared Ownership

The development at Priestgill 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 Priestgill 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 £112,000 (£5,000 per megawatt) will be put in place for the long term benefit of neighbouring communities. This amounts to £2.8 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 £112,000 (£5,000 per megawatt) will be put in place for the long term benefit of neighbouring communities. This amounts to £2.8 million over the 25 year lifetime of the wind farm.