Section 36 Application Submitted for Knockcronal Wind Farm

We are pleased to announce that our application for Knockcronal Wind Farm has been submitted to the Energy Consents Unit, 25 November 2021. The development, located approximately 5km from Straiton in Ayrshire, consists of 9 wind turbines of up to 200 metres (3 x 180m and 6 x 200m) to blade tip height.

The project has been designed to be mindful of the surrounding area with limited visibility from Straiton and no visibility expected from Dailly.

All planning application documents are available to view in the planning documents folder and on the Energy Consents Unit website under ECU00002181. 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 are delighted to have submitted the planning application for Knockcronal Wind Farm. Following the online exhibitions, community engagement drop-in sessions and analysis of feedback we have revised the project taking on board community and statutory consultee feedback. We want to thank everyone who took time to provide their views on the project and to input into the project design process.”

The Knockcronal Wind Farm proposal includes a proposed community benefit package of £5,000 per MW of installed capacity, which would stay in the local area if the project is consented. In addition, if there is interest within the community, Statkraft is keen to explore shared ownership for the project. To date Statkraft has distributed over £2 million from UK projects to support local causes and innovative schemes.

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 Knockcronal Wind Farm

Energy Consents Unit Reference: ECU00002181

9 Turbines

200m to blade tip height (6 x 200m and 3 x 180m)

Over 50MW installed capacity (estimated to be 59.4MW)

Generate electricity equivalent to the demand of over 48,000 homes (based on average household consumption of 3,393 kWh per year)

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