The site is contained within Fetteresso Forest in Aberdeenshire.
- The proposed development is summarised as follows:
- Up to 10 wind turbines:
- 4 at 200 m to tip height
- 3 at 180 m to tip height
- 3 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;
- Waste water 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 application can be viewed here:
• Notice of submission of the application
The documents that comprise the Environmental Impact Assessment Report are as follows:
• Volume 1 Non-Technical Summary
• Volume 2 Environmental Impact Assessment Report (text and figures)
• Volume 3a Chapter 8 figures and visualisations
• Volume 3b Chapter 8 and Chapter 9 figures and visualisations
• Volume 4 Technical Appendices
• Planning Design and Access Statement
• Pre-Application Consultation Report
Fetteresso Wind Farm has established a community benefit fund as part of its ongoing commitments to communities in the vicinity of the wind farm. The purpose of the fund is to enable communities to carry out improvements to their local area in ways which benefit the local environment, local amenities or tourism.
Whilst we build and operate wind farms we also focus on reducing the impact on local communities and the area’s ecology. Each year the wind farm allocates an amount of money to the community councils, which administers its disbursement to the community.
Consideration will be given to all types of project which benefit the local community and permission to proceed will be granted for ideas which successfully fulfil the aims of the scheme. Applications will be dealt with on receipt of the application form that is available from your local Community Council.
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.