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West Andershaw Wind Farm

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

We held our second exhibition online and in person over September and October 2022.  Following community feedback and fruther studies we presented a revised project layout consisting of 11 turbines, 9 turbines up to 250m to tip height and 2 turbines up to 200m to tip height. You can find the information provided at our first and second exhibitions 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 Project documents for the proposed project, read our Frequently Asked Questions  

If consented, the project 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.

Please Get in touch to ask us a question or request a call back to find out more about us and the project. 

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Location map of West Andershaw Wind Farm

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 local Councils 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 Report showing the results of all studies undertaken.  

  • Stage 4: Construction (12 - 18 months)

    If West Andershaw is approved, construction begins at least one year after consent.


  • Stage 5: Operation (40 - 50 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 or parent company guarantee is put in place before construction starts to cover this cost.



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The project team

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Kirsty Clarke
Senior Project Manager - Wind
Ruth Semple
Community Liaison Manager
Kate Brown
Community Liaison Manager

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