Scottish Power Renewables gets thumbs-up for new Ayrshire windfarm

Glen app windfarm map locatorSouth Ayrshire Council has approved Scottish Power Renewables’ application for Glen App Windfarm, a proposed 11-turbine development about three miles south of Ballantrae.

The project will generate up to 33MW of green electricity when it becomes fully operational in 2017.

As well as contributing to Scotland’s renewable energy targets and generating financial benefits to local communities, Glen App will also include a new 45 hectare native woodland and a monitoring programme for the nearby hen harrier population.

Scottish Power Renewables initially submitted a planning application in 2012, and extensive consultations were undertaken with local communities and other stakeholders, including Historic Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Glen App will be a further addition to ScottishPower Renewables’ current windfarms in South Ayrshire, with Arecleoch and Mark Hill already in operation. 

Community benefit funding from Mark Hill and Arecleoch alone has been worth over £2 million to communities in South Ayrshire in 4 years of operation, and Glen App will provide a community benefit fund of £5,000 per megawatt, per year.

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