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Carn Fearna Wind Farm

Carn Fearna Wind Farm is a new proposed wind farm to the east of Garve within The Highlands Council area. This website will provide information and updates on the project as it develops, as well as opportunities for you to ask questions and give your views

It is proposed that Carn Fearna Wind Farm would consist of a maximum of 11 turbines with a maximum blade tip height not more than 200 meters. This was reduced from a maximum of 14 turbines following engagement during the scoping process. A comparison of the two layouts can be found in the Project Documents.

Map showing the layout of turbines on the proposed Carn Fearna wind farm

This website will be kept updated as our proposals develop to keep you informed and to hear your views and ideas.

Contact the Project Team

If you have questions about this project, please contact the project team via the Get In Touch page, by phone on 0800 772 0668, by email at or by post by writing to FREEPOST Statkraft. 


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Project timeline

  • Stage 1: Site Selection (12 months)

    Extensive research to identify suitable sites: positive indicators include good wind speed and minimal environmental and technical constraints. 


  • Stage 2: Pre-Planning (6 - 12 months)

    We request the view of the Scottish Government and statutory consultees on the level of study required (known as "Scoping").  

  • Stage 3: Submit Planning Application, and Decision (12 months)

    An application is submitted to the Scottish Government, accompanied by a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment Report showing the results of all studies undertaken.  

  • Stage 4: Construction (12 - 18 months)

    If the Wind Farm is approved, construction begins at least one year after consent.

    Construction typically takes 12-18 months and planning conditions are used to manage elements of construction.

  • Stage 5: Operation (40 years)

    The turbines are managed from a regionally based maintenance team, and operations are controlled by detailed planning conditions. 


  • Stage 6: Decommissioning (12 months)

    At the end of the planning period, turbines are removed. A financial bond, parent company guarantee or another financial instrument is put in place before construction starts to cover this cost.

The project team

Scott Vallance
Principal Project Manager
Seumas Skinner
Community Liaison Manager

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