Section 36 Application submitted for Artfield Forest Wind Farm
We are pleased to announce that our application for Artfield Forest Wind Farm has been submitted to the Energy Consents Unit. The development, located approximately 8 kilometres north-east of Glenluce, is for 12 wind turbines, with a maximum height of 180 metres to blade tip.
The Company first proposed a 20 turbine scheme in May 2020 and has removed eight wind turbines through the design process and after feedback from the community and statutory bodies.
All planning application documents are available to view in the planning documents folder. We appreciate that there is a lot of information contained within the documents and encourage you to contact us if you would like information on a specific aspect of the project.
John Wallace, Project Manager for Statkraft said: “We would like to thank residents and community representatives for their time and input into the project throughout the design process.
We are committed to working with local companies to deliver our wind farm projects and, if consented, we will work with local businesses and supply chains for Artfield Forest. We encourage interested parties to register on our supplier database.”
The Artfield Forest Wind Farm proposal includes a proposed community benefit package of £5,000 per MW of installed capacity, which would generate up to £336,000 per annum for the lifetime of the project. In addition to community benefit, we look forward to continuing discussions with the communities about exploring the opportunity to invest in the wind farm.
Statkraft is following Scottish Government advice in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the full planning application documents can be viewed here on the project website in the planning documents folder or on the Energy Consents Unit website at www.energyconsents.scot
About Artfield Forest Wind Farm
- Energy Consents Unit Reference: ECU00003245
- 12 Turbines
- 180m to blade tip height
- 67.2MW installed capacity
- Generate electricity equivalent to the demand of over 60,000 homes (based on average household consumption of 3,618 kWh per year)