EXCLUSIVE: Scottish coal-mining company bids to build new 300-MW wind farm in Ayrshire

EXCLUSIVE by Scottish Energy News

The company that owns most of the few remaining Scottish (open cast) coal mines is planning to build a large-scale new wind farm parc in in Ayrshire.

Brockwell Energy – which is owned by Hargreaves Services plc – the listed coal mines operator – is currently holding pre-application discussions with Scot-Govt planning officials in Edinburgh.

The size of the proposed North Kyle wind farm in East Ayrshire would have an installed of capacity of 290-MW – which means that even if the local authority rejects the plan at first application, the final decision will be made on appeal to Scot-Govt ministers.

Durham-based Brockwell Energy and its planning agent Ramboll declined to provide any further details.

Brockwell also has planning permission to develop a waste-to-energy plant at the £150 million Earl’s Gate leisure centre and regeneration project in Grangemouth, which is being financed by the Green Investment Group.

10 Apr 2018

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