Airigh Wind Farm Application Submitted to the Scottish Government
Force 9 Energy, together with development partner EDF Energy Renewables (EDF ER), has submitted an application to the Scottish Government for its proposed Airigh Wind Farm, located in Argyll and Bute, approximately 8.4km south-west of Tarbert.
As the proposed 14 turbine wind farm would have an installed capacity greater than 50 Mega Watts (MW) the application will be determined by the Scottish Government’s Local Energy Consents Unit under the Electricity Act 1989. Argyll and Bute Council will remain a statutory consultee in the application process.
Commenting on the submission, Andrew Smith, Head of Planning and Development at Force 9, said:
“We are delighted to have submitted the application for Airigh Wind Farm. From the beginning, we set out to ensure that local consultation and engagement would be an integral element of the planning process for the proposals. I would like to thank the local community and all those groups whom we have liaised with over the last year; their feedback, together with the significant environmental and technical survey work undertaken, has played an important part in shaping and informing the application’’.
‘’We will continue to liaise with a wide variety of stakeholders, including local community groups and Councillors, during the application process and we look forward to delivering the benefits of this project, including the proposed Community Benefit Fund and separate Community Ownership Opportunity, should the application be approved.’’
If the project is consented, EDF ER would build, own and operate the wind farm.
A copy of the application and associated Environmental Impact Assessment is available to view on this website under Current Projects/Airigh, under ‘Links & Downloads’