6km north east of St John’s Town of Dalry, Castle Douglas
Proposed Turbine Height
Proposed No. of Turbines
Approximate Installed Capacity
Dumfries and Galloway Council
Predicted Community Benefit Fund
In line with good practice
The Glenshimmeroch wind farm proposal is located approximately 6km north east of St John’s Town of Dalry in Dumfries and Galloway. The approved development consists of 10 wind turbines with tip heights of up to 149.9m above ground level. The proposed development would be operational for a 25 year period, after which the turbines would be removed and the site restored.
A planning application for the wind farm was submitted to Dumfries and Galloway Council in June 2018. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was undertaken and the findings compiled in an EIA Report, which was submitted as part of the application. In order to arrive at a final wind farm design many different studies were undertaken alongside engagement with a large number of statutory and non-statutory consultees.
In March 2019 Energiekontor filled an appeal with Scottish Ministers against non-determination of the planning application by Dumfries & Galloway Council. In September 2019, Scottish Ministers resolved to grant planning consent for the wind farm.
Energiekontor is currently consulting on its proposals to increase the tip heights of the consented Glenshimmeroch turbines, from 150m to a mixture of 160m and 180m to blade tip. No other changes are proposed to the consented wind farm. Due to current restrictions on public gatherings due to the COVID-19 crisis we are conducting this public consultation through other means, including online. The downloadable documents on this page contain the consultation material that we would have presented at a public exhibition for the tip height proposals. We would be grateful for any comments or questions from the public on our proposals, and these can be sent directly to the project manager Michael Briggs at Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions should be submitted by 22 May 2020 and we will aim to respond within 48 hours of receiving them. Please provide any comments and completed questionnaires by 29 May 2020.