Balblair Wind Farm Scoping Request Submitted

Force 9 Energy has requested a scoping opinion from the Energy Consents Unit of the Scottish Government for the proposed Balblair Wind Farm near Bonar Bridge, Sutherland .  The request is made on behalf of Wind Power North Two Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary company of Vestas Development A/S, Force 9 Energy's development partner for this project.  The proposed Balblair Wind Farm could accommodate up to 9 wind turbines, each up to 180m to blade tip, together with energy storage, the combined capacity of which will be in excess of 50MW.


The scoping request asks the Scottish Government and key consultees, including the Highland Council, SEPA, HES and Nature Scot, what subject matter and assessment methods they will require for the Environmental Impact Assessment Report which will accompany any application for consent for the project.  


The shape and nature of the project is being informed by ongoing survey work, responses to the scoping consultation and public engagement.  After all the relevant environmental information has been assessed, an application for consent will be made at which point consultees will have the opportunity to make representations on the application.


A virtual exhibition providing further details of the project, and the opportunity to provide feedback, are available on the project website