April update: additional wireframe and news ads
The Moray Council planning committee met in March 2021 and considered our application.
The combined output of the proposed Berry Burn Wind Farm Extension and the operational Berry Burn Wind Farm is greater than 50MW. This means the proposed extension is considered to be a Section 36 application, not a planning application. This in turn requires that Scottish Ministers make the final decision on whether to grant consent to the extension or not. Moray Council is a consultee but not the final decision maker.
However, the planning committee voted not to object to the proposal and now that decision on behalf of the Moray Council planning authority will be considered alongside other consultee responses, including those from bodies such as SEPA and NatureScot, before a final decision is made by Scottish Ministers.
In response to a request from Moray Council we provided an additional wireframe (an outline of turbine visibility from a particular location) from the Cottage Road, near Knockanrioch, see the links below to view this information elsewhere on our website:
- Figure 1a - View from Cottage Road (U144E), near Knockanrioch
- Figure 1b - View from Cottage Road (U144E), near Knockanrioch
Figure 1c - Location Plan of View from Cottage Road (U144E), near Knockanrioch
This information was provided to the Moray Council Planning Department ahead of the Planning Committee meeting in March 2021 to aid their consideration of the application. As this information was not provided in the original Section 36 application it is necessary to advertise this new information and allow members of the public and other stakeholders to comment upon the new information provided.
The advertisements are due to be published:
- On the project website – www.berryburn-extension.co.uk
- Edinburgh Gazette – one advert required (30th April)
- Forres Gazette – one advert required (28th April)
- Northern Scot – one advert required (30th April)
These advertisements do not mean that the plans have changed since the submission of the application. The proposal is still for 9 wind turbines up to 149.9m in height.