11km east of Carsphairn on land adjacent to the B729
Proposed Turbine Height
Proposed No. of Turbines
Approximate Installed Capacity
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Predicted Community Benefit Fund
In line with good practice
The Site is located approximately 8.6km west of Moniaive, 11km east of Carsphairn on land adjacent to the B729. The Site is characterised by commercial coniferous woodland.
The proposal would comprise up to eight turbines with a maximum tip height of 149.9m and a maximum electrical output of 38.4MW. Other infrastructure associate with the wind farm includes: transformers at the base of each turbine, onsite tracks, substation and control room
The Proposed Development would be operational for a 35 year period after which the development would be decommissioned and the land returned to previous use, unless the landowner requests continued use of tracks and pads which would be subject to agreement with Dumfries & Galloway Council.
On 6th July 2022, Energiekontor achieved planning permission for 7x 180m wind turbines at Cornharrow. Since then, in January 2023, Energiekontor have submitted two separate variation applications, one of which seeks to increase the micrositing allowance from 100m to 200m, and the other of which seeks to achieve the same plus an increase in turbine tip height from 180 to 200m.
Appeals for non-determination for both of these applications were submitted in August 2023, which are currently being considered by the Scottish Government’s Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (references PPA-170-2176 and PPA-170-2177 respectively). The target determination date for both appeals is 7 November 2023.
Energiekontor has carried out a comprehensive public consultation programme, to ensure that our application took account of the views of the local community. We held a public exhibition in Carsphairn in December 2019 and contacted Carsphiarn, Dalry and Glencairn Community councils.
Individual properties have also been contacted and photomontages and wirelines prepared where requested by the residents. Energiekontor will continue to engage with the above Community Councils throughout the planning process.