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Welcome to Ackron Wind Farm

The proposed Ackron Wind Farm is located south of Melvich, Sutherland. In 2020 Statkraft submitted an application to the Highland Council for a 12 turbine wind farm. However, our ongoing extensive surveys revealed an ecological constraint that, as a responsible developer, we could not progress with and withdrew that application.  We are now progressing with a new revised project layout.

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Project timeline

  • Stage 1: Site Selection (12 months)

    Extensive research to identify suitable sites. No public engagement is carried out during this time because the site may not pass the criteria required.

     

     

  • Stage 2: Pre-Planning (12 - 18 months)

    Request the view of Highland Council on the level of study required (known as "Scoping"). Sometimes an application for a Met Mast is submitted to measure wind speed at the site.

     
     
  • Stage 3: Submit Planning Application, and Decision (12 months)

    An application is submitted to the Highland Council, accompanied by a comprehensive EIA Report showing the results of all studies undertaken. This is publicly available information.

     

  • Stage 4: Construction (12 - 18 months

    If approved, construction begins at least one year after consent. Construction typically takes 12-18 months and planning conditions are used to manage elements of construction.

     

  • Stage 5: Operation (up to 40 years)

    Turbines are managed by an on-site maintenance team, and operation is controlled by detailed planning conditions. A community fund is active throughout to support worthwhile community initiatives.

     

  • Stage 6: Decommissioning (12 months)

    At the end of the planning period, turbines are removed and the site restored. A financial bond is in place to cover this cost. 

     

The project team

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Alison Hood
Principal Community Engagement Manager, UK
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Joanne Jack
Project Manager

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