The proposed development is located on the hills of Carn na Dubh-chlais, approximately 7 km west of Upper Knockando in Moray. It is located to the east of the existing Paul’s Hill Wind Farm which comprises of 28 turbines and has been operational since 2006.
The existing infrastructure and access tracks will be utilised as far as possible.
The proposed development will comprise:
- 6 up to 149.9 m in height
- 1 up to 134 m in height
Associated infrastructure includes:
- Site tracks
- Temporary construction and storage compounds
- Underground electricity cables
- External transformer housing
- Crane pads
- Borrow pits
- Extension to the existing substation
The grid connection will be made at the substation at Glenfarclas, which is a 33/132 kV substation, to be used by the proposed development. It connects to the overhead power line that travels through to the infrastructure at Boat of Garten. It is the transmission line that provides the grid connection for the existing Paul’s Hill Wind Farm and has available capacity secured for the proposed development. The proposed development is due to be connected to the grid in 2021.
The documents that comprise the Environmental Statement are as follows:
- Volume 1 Non-Technical Summary
- Volume 2 Environmental Statement
- Volume 3 Environmental Statement Figures
- Volume 4 Technical Appendices
- Planning Design and Access Statement
- Pre-Application Consultation Report
The existing Paul’s Hill 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 council, 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.