Kype Muir Extension

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Kype Muir Extension

Kype Muir Extension Wind Farm is an extension to the consented Kype Muir Wind Farm, located approximately 7.5 KM’s south of the town of Strathaven. Kype Muir Extension originally formed part of Kype Muir but was initially removed due to a need to undertake further assessment works on the area where turbines were being proposed. The development of the two sites is a flagship development for Banks Renewables and is where the first Community Partnering proposal was launched.

The reintroduction of Kype Muir Extension will reinforce and enhance the principles of Community Partnership originally founded at Kype Muir.

Consisting of 18 turbines, the aim is to develop a commercial scale wind farm in a true partnership sense where the social, environmental and economic benefits are maximised and shared fairly between the operator, Local Authority and most importantly the Communities surrounding the proposal.

This will be delivered by;

  • Community Partnering – a true partnership which sees the communities take their own share of the wind farm revenues to invest in their local area tackling the issues specific to them
  • Connect to Renewables – a partnership between the Operator, Local Authority and Communities aimed at creating the necessary links between the operations of each party in order to maximise support for local businesses and opportunities for local people as a result of the wind farm.






Banks Renewables is committed to developing partnership schemes that provide communities near our developments with a meaningful share in their local wind farm. These are always specifically tailored to local issues, as identified by local people.

As a company we are proud of the unique partnerships we are able to offer your community. These partnerships give the community an active role in the development of the project in a variety of ways:

  • Enable the communities to share directly in the project through a stake in the gross revenue generated
  • Commit Banks Renewables to using local firms in the construction of the wind farm
  • Provide meaningful direct and indirect long term employment opportunities for local people




October 2014 update

The planning application was submitted on Friday 3 October 2014.  People have until the Friday 14 November 2014 to submit representations to the Scottish Government.

To support this important scheme which will bring jobs, investment and carbon free energy to South Lanarkshire use the “one click support” button above or write to:

Scottish Ministers

Energy Consents And Development Unit

4th Floor

5 Atlantic Quay

150 Broomielaw


G2 8LN

Further Information

  • Your Community

    Your Community

    What's the benefit for your community?

    Kype Muir received planning permission form the Scottish Government in May 2014. We are continuing to liaise with the Community Councils and other ...

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