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The site is contained within Fetteresso Forest in Aberdeenshire.

Status Development
Number of turbines 10
Location Hills of Turf Hill, The Builg and Mid Shanks, near Fetteresso Forest in Aberdeenshire
Installed capacity 37-42

Latest news

The proposals to develop Fetteresso Wind Farm will be discussed at a public inquiry  beginning at 10.00 on Monday 1st November and will continue on Tuesday 2nd November. The hearing session will sit on Wednesday 3rd November.

The public inquiry and hearing session will be virtual and will be available to view at www.dpea.public-i.tv.

Further information regarding the progress of the plans can also be accessed here: https://www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk/CaseDetails.aspx?id=121426&T=3


The proposed development is summarised as follows:

  • Up to 10 wind turbines:
    • 2 at 200 m to tip height
    • 2 at 180 m to tip height
    • 6 at 149.9 m to tip height
  • Turbine foundations;
  • External transformer housing;
  • Crane pads;
  • Access tracks;
  • Underground electricity cables between the turbines and the onsite substations;
  • Anemometry mast;
  • Temporary borrow pits; and
  • Temporary construction and storage compounds and ancillary infrastructure.
  • Forest Felling and replanting;
  • Wastewater and surface water drainage;


The proposed development will also make use of some of the existing access tracks and the operational building location that is already present at Mid Hill Wind Farm, thus extending the life of these elements.

During operation, Fetteresso Wind Farm would be operated as part of the Mid Hill Wind Farm development. The proposed lifespan of the project is estimated to be 35 years or more, after this time the project will then enter the phase of decommissioning.

Notice of Submission of the Additional Information can be viewed here:

The documents that comprise the Additional Information Report are as follows:

Notice of submission of the application can be viewed here:

The documents that comprise the Environmental Impact Assessment Report are as follows:

Community Fund

Community benefit funds form part of our ongoing commitments to communities in the vicinity of our developments.   If Fetteresso Wind Farm is successful in the planning process a community benefit fund for Fetteresso Wind Farm, providing the Scottish Governments recommended £5,000 per MW of installed capacity will be established.  This means, should the wind farm become operational, the fund could provide up to £210,000 a year in benefits for communities in Aberdeenshire.

Community ownership

There is a community ownership opportunity associated with the proposed Fetteresso Wind Farm. Initial information has been disseminated and further details will be provided as the development progresses.