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Kype Muir Extension


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Local Planning Authority: South Lanarkshire Council
Postcode of nearby property: ML10 6FA
Number of turbines: 15
Tip height: Four turbines will have a tip height of 156m to blade tip; 3 turbines with a height of 176m to blade tip; eight turbines with a height of 200m to blade tip
Potential installed electricity generation capacity: Up to c67.2MW in total
Lifetime of wind farm: 30 years

About the project

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 received planning permission from the Scottish Government; however, Banks Renewables are now looking to increase the efficiency of the turbines, so will be submitting an amendment to the Kype Muir Extension planning permission.

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 15 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.

Meet the project team

Lorna Hull

Project secretary

Lorna Hull

Wind farm manager

Robin Davidson

Technical manager

Frazer Harrison

Rachel Allum

Head of planning

Rachel Allum

Kype and Kype Extension combined project benefits

Homes provided with renewable electricity annually

Equivalent petrol cars taken off the road annually



Community benefit fund



Total investment in the local economy


Directly and indirectly supported through development


New recreational tracks

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
  • Connect2Renewables – a partnership between the operator, the 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

Community partnerships

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

A visit from Scotland’s former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

In November 2022 Scotland’s former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon marked the connection of the UK’s tallest and most efficient onshore wind turbine to the national grid at Kype Muir Extension. The 200m structure is part of the extension that consists of 15 new ultra-efficient turbines an installed generation capacity of up to 67.2MW of renewable electricity, providing around 53,700 households with green electricity annually over its 30-year lifetime – the equivalent of taking 23,550 petrol cars off the road each year.

Your Community

Kype Muir received planning permission from the Scottish Government in May 2014. We are continuing to liaise with the Community Councils and other stakeholders in the area. A Kype Muir Community Partnership Group has been established to discuss the community benefit package which includes an initiative to help provide jobs and apprenticeships.


For more information on the Kype Muir Extension project click on the below links:

Kype Muir Extension social, economic and environmental benefits November 2022


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