Energy Isles, Tittyans Hill

Knockcronal Wind Farm

Welcome to our dedicated website for Knockcronal Wind Farm.

Following thorough site surveys and two public consultation events undertaken in May and September 2021, we submitted Knockcronal Wind Farm’s planning application to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit (ECU) at the end of November 2021.

The planning application consists of 6 turbines up to 200 m blade tip height and 3 turbines up to 180 m blade tip height, with an expected installed capacity of approximately 59.4 MW. The planning application also seeks consent for energy storage opportunities onsite as well.

We would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to provide their views on the proposal and help shape the project.

In light of the Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time the planning documents were submitted they have been made available to view online. You can access the documents at the ECU's website under the application reference ECU00002181. We have also uploaded the documents in project documents.

This website will be kept updated to keep you informed of how the project progresses through the planning process.

Landscape and Visual Presentation

How have we considered the landscape and surrounding area as we have developed the project? Project Manager John Wallace explains.

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 South Ayrshire Council on the level of study required (known as "Scoping") to assess the proposal. 



  • 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 Knockcronal Wind Farm is approved, construction begins at least one year after consent.


  • Stage 5: Operation (30-35 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

John Wallace
Senior Project Manager
Ruth Semple
Community Liaison Manager

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