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Planning consent granted for Fetteresso Wind Farm

Fred. Olsen Renewables has been granted planning consent for Fetteresso Wind Farm

Scottish Ministers have approved an application by Fred. Olsen Renewables to develop Fetteresso Wind Farm in Aberdeenshire. The plans will form an extension to Mid Hill Wind Farm and consist of ten turbines. The decision will enable the delivery of environmental, social and economic benefits, including a substantial community benefit fund.  

Mid Hill Wind Farm is located in Fetteresso Forest, southwest of Aberdeen. The development currently consists of 33 turbines generating 75.9MW of power. The newly consented wind farm will consist of up to ten turbines ranging from 149m to 200m to tip. Combined the two projects will generate over 100MW.  

Julie Aitken, Senior Project Manager at Fred. Olsen Renewables commented: 

“We welcome the Scottish Government decision to approve our proposals for Fetteresso Wind Farm. This development will provide significant opportunities for the local supply chain and play a vital part in supporting Scotland’s net zero ambitions. 

“Fetteresso Wind Farm will be a natural extension of Mid Hill Wind Farm. We will work closely with the local community and decision makers to deliver this project.”   

The Fetteresso Wind Farm application was prepared and submitted on behalf of Fred. Olsen Renewables by renewable energy consultancy, Natural Power, and managed by Locogen through the public inquiry process.  

Emily Galloway, Technical Director at Natural Power, said:  

“Natural Power is delighted to have supported Fred. Olsen Renewables  in the development of Fetteresso Wind Farm throughout the pre-application, EIA and application processes. The entire project team has made a tremendous effort in seeking to minimise the environmental effects, and it’s pleasing to see these efforts go rewarded.” 

Further information can be found at www.fredolsenrenewables.com.