West Andershaw Wind Farm

Welcome to our dedicated website for West Andershaw Wind Farm

We have created this website earlier than usual in our engagement process, to provide a way for the public to easily access information and contact us when we are unable to be present in the community.

The proposal for West Andershaw Wind Farm, an extension to the west of our existing operational site of Andershaw Wind Farm, in South Lanarkshire was introduced in May 2021, when we submitted a Scoping Request to the Scottish Government to consider the potential for an extension of up to an additional 11 turbines with a tip height of up to 250 metre and an installed capacity of over 50 Megawatt, next to our operational site.

The size of the extension project will be determined through ongoing environmental studies and consultation with communities during 2021. The first online exhibition was held between 9 August - 27 August 2021 and you can find the information provided there within the project documents folder.

This website will be updated regularly to keep you informed of how the project may be changing and how it is progressing. You can view all the Scoping documents for the proposed extension in the planning documents folder, read our FAQ's and ask us a question. There will be plenty of opportunities to view plans and provide your comments throughout the development period too.

The existing site has been fully operational since 2017 and consists of 11 turbines with an installed capacity of 36.3 Megawatt. As turbine technology has developed since then, while we are proposing installing the same number of turbines we will be able to greatly increase the installed capacity of the site. It is anticipated that a minimum of 50MW of renewable generation capacity will be installed on site. This means, if consented, we will be able to provide more homes with carbon free electricity, heat and transport in the future helping Scotland to meet our Zero Carbon target by 2045.

We are following all Scottish Government advice in relation to Covid-19 as we progress our plans. As restrictions are starting to ease we hope to hold future public exhibitions in person too. In the meantime you can find out more about our development team and Statkraft in the UK through this website.

We have set up this website to continue a conversation with the local community as the project progresses, please ask us a question or request a call back to find out more about us and the project.

For more detail about West Andershaw Wind Farm click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions.

Welcome to our dedicated website for West Andershaw Wind Farm

We have created this website earlier than usual in our engagement process, to provide a way for the public to easily access information and contact us when we are unable to be present in the community.

The proposal for West Andershaw Wind Farm, an extension to the west of our existing operational site of Andershaw Wind Farm, in South Lanarkshire was introduced in May 2021, when we submitted a Scoping Request to the Scottish Government to consider the potential for an extension of up to an additional 11 turbines with a tip height of up to 250 metre and an installed capacity of over 50 Megawatt, next to our operational site.

The size of the extension project will be determined through ongoing environmental studies and consultation with communities during 2021. The first online exhibition was held between 9 August - 27 August 2021 and you can find the information provided there within the project documents folder.

This website will be updated regularly to keep you informed of how the project may be changing and how it is progressing. You can view all the Scoping documents for the proposed extension in the planning documents folder, read our FAQ's and ask us a question. There will be plenty of opportunities to view plans and provide your comments throughout the development period too.

The existing site has been fully operational since 2017 and consists of 11 turbines with an installed capacity of 36.3 Megawatt. As turbine technology has developed since then, while we are proposing installing the same number of turbines we will be able to greatly increase the installed capacity of the site. It is anticipated that a minimum of 50MW of renewable generation capacity will be installed on site. This means, if consented, we will be able to provide more homes with carbon free electricity, heat and transport in the future helping Scotland to meet our Zero Carbon target by 2045.

We are following all Scottish Government advice in relation to Covid-19 as we progress our plans. As restrictions are starting to ease we hope to hold future public exhibitions in person too. In the meantime you can find out more about our development team and Statkraft in the UK through this website.

We have set up this website to continue a conversation with the local community as the project progresses, please ask us a question or request a call back to find out more about us and the project.

For more detail about West Andershaw Wind Farm click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Public Consultation – Thank you for your feedback

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    We would like to thank all residents and interested groups who took the time to visit our online consultation regarding our plans for West Andershaw Wind Farm.

    The online event ran from Monday 9 August until Friday 27 August 2021 and featured online chat sessions with the project team, visualisations, predicted viewpoints, information on the layout, as well as opportunities to provide feedback. The online exhibition material can be viewed here.

    Over 1,400 residents and local businesses were sent the invitation to participate and are grateful for every response.

    We will be writing to all those who provided comments and those that requested to receive project updates over the coming weeks. Please note that anyone who returned one of our freepost reply cards and didn’t tick the ‘keep me updated’ box means we are unable to respond directly due to GDPR legislation.

    Once we have analysed the feedback, we will look to hold a further exhibition later in 2021 ahead of submitting a Section 36 application in 2022. When the application is submitted the community will have a formal opportunity to comment on the plans as part of the statutory consultation process.

  • Meeting local residents - Douglas Gala Day

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    On Saturday 28 August members of the West Andershaw Wind Farm project team will be attending the Douglas Gala Day in Lanark. The Douglas Gala Day is a long-standing community event that brings people together.

    The West Andershaw team will be in attendance with a stand to share information on the project. Local residents and attendees are invited to meet the team, ask questions and provide feedback on the proposal. Young children can get involved too with the Statkraft colouring competition. The lucky winners will receive art materials.

    It will be the first in person public event we have attended in over 18-months and look forward to meeting local people.

    The Gala also features trampolines, an inflatable assault course and a mini fair.

    We hope to see you there!

  • Virtual Exhibition Launched for West Andershaw Wind Farm

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    Today, Monday 9 August 2021, marks the start of the West Andershaw Wind Farm Online Exhibition.

    The online exhibition will run until the 27 August 2021 and includes:

    • an information brochure with details on the proposals (similar to information boards at a traditional village hall exhibition) and some predicted viewpoint illustrations

    • video presentation from the project team

    • frequently Asked Questions

    • an opportunity to join live Q&A online chat sessions with the project team.

    Over 1,400 residents and local businesses have been sent an invitation to the online exhibition. The invite includes a feedback form, which can be returned to us freepost, making sure as many local residents have an opportunity to send us their comments and views on the proposal. The event has also been published in the Carluke and Lanark Gazette.

    The live Q&A sessions will take place on the following dates:

    • Tuesday 17 August, 12 noon - 2pm & 5pm - 7pm

    • Friday 27 August, 12 noon - 2pm

    Iain Robertson, Project Manager, said:

    “The proposal to the west of the existing Andershaw Wind Farm is for up to 11 turbines with a maximum blade tip height of up to 250m. The project is in the early stages of development and we are keen to hear the views of local resident as we continue to shape our plans and as the project progresses.

    “The West Andershaw project, in addition to a community benefit fund, has the opportunity for shared ownership and we look forward to exploring this with local residents, should this be of interest. We would also encourage local businesses to register as a supplier on our website too.”

    The exhibition website can be accessed via a link of the website homepage, or by clicking here.

    We plan to hold a second exhibition later in the year, 2021, and hope this can be in person, should covid-19 restrictions allow.

  • You're Invited: Find out more about 'Why here?' Webinar 29th June 2021 at 10am

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    One of the most common questions we are asked when developing our projects is 'Why here?".

    Statkraft's Head of Business and Project Development will help answer this question at a webinar on Tuesday, 29 June at 10am.

    During the webinar Richard Mardon will take us behind the scenes of the development process, with a step by step guide on the challenges faced in finding the best sites to maximise Scotland's excellent natural wind resource. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions.

    Register, and find out more by clicking here.

    The event is being recorded and the link will be available shortly afterwards.

  • West Andershaw Wind Farm Scoping Submission

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    We are pleased to have submitted a Scoping Request to the Scottish Government to progress our plans for West Andershaw Wind Farm, a proposed extension to our operational Andershaw Wind Farm. The extension is located located approximately 3.3km south of Glespin, 4km west of Crawfordjohn and 4.9km south of Douglas, to the nearest turbine location, in South Lanarkshire.

    The proposals are at an early stage of the design process and the Scoping Request to the Scottish Government seeks to help shape our continued investigations and assessment of this proposal including receiving early feedback from the local community and consultees.

    At this stage we think there is potential for up to 11 turbines, with tip heights of up to 250m and with an overall capacity exceeding 50MW. The proposals may change or reduce in scale as feedback is received from the local community, statutory consultees and as our environmental consultants progress their studies.

    The operational Andershaw Wind Farm, consisting of 11 turbines, 140m to tip, with an installed capacity of 36.3 MW, has been fully operational since 2017 and we know from the data collected on site that the area has a good wind resource. Turbine technology has progressed in recent years and, if consented, West Andershaw will host a similar number of turbines but have a considerably greater installed capacity, and will therefore be able to produce significantly more renewable energy to help Scotland achieve our net zero target by 2045.

    We have a history of engaging with the community and despite face-to-face meetings not being possible at this time, we have confidence and experience this can be done online. We plan to hold our first exhibition to share our plans in August 2021. We are following Scottish Government advice throughout all of our work in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic so it is likely the first exhibition will be held online.

    We are enthusiastic about bringing meaningful benefits to local communities. Statkraft is committed to offering £5,000 per MW of installed capacity in community benefit funding for the extension project. Furthermore, if there is interest shown from within the community, we are keen to bring forward opportunities for shared ownership for the extension. To date, the operational Andershaw Wind Farm has already contributed nearly £500,000 in community benefit, with over 50% allocated to projects in the local area, including funds to help refurbish the Crawfordjohn Hall and money for the ATV Core Paths Project in Douglas.

    We believe we are the only wind farm developer that has pledge to commission feasibility studies to assess the potential to bring improved access to broadband as part of our projects.

    We welcome the opportunity to speak with local residents and community groups by phone or video call at an appropriate time to outline our proposals in more detail, introduce some of the team and receive any early feedback.

    Please Register for project updates, or Contact Us with your questions or comments.

Page last updated: 31 August 2021, 08:50