Photomontage: Craigton & Spittalhill Wind Farm, Stirling

Craigton & Spittalhill

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Location

Stirlingshire - Fintry Hills 12km to the south-west of Stirling and 7.5km to the east of Balfron.

Status

Consented at Appeal

On 17th November 2015 planning consent was granted, on appeal, for Craigton & Spittalhill wind farm which is located in the Fintry Hills, Stirlingshire.

 

The proposed wind farm will comprise 7 wind turbines each up to 3MW in generating capacity (and 125m to blade tip height).

 

Force 9 Energy engaged extensively with community representatives in Fintry, Carron Valley and Denny & District during the development period. Force 9 also held detailed consultations with Council officers and statutory and other stakeholders in order to design a wind farm which minimises the visual and environmental impacts to an acceptable level.  

*Please note that this figure is based on 7 turbines with a rated capacity of 3MW operating at 27.3% capacity (long term average capacity factor for onshore wind from Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2016) and assuming 3,994 is the average UK household electricity consumption in kW hours (based on DECCs publication Energy Consumption in the UK (2016).

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