What is happening next?
Banks Renewables has now submitted a planning application under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit (ECU) seeking consent for Lethans Wind Farm Extension. This application also applies for a direction under Section 57(2) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 for planning permission for the development to be deemed granted.
The consultation period for the planning application is due to commence on 10 January 2022 and run until 18 February 2022. Any persons wishing to make formal representations should do so by contacting the ECU on their website, by email or by post, quoting the application reference ECU00002221. Full contact details are available www.energyconsents.scot.
We also continue to welcome comments and feedback on our proposals at any stage of the application, although please note these will not count as formal representations. Comments can be submitted via the Give your Feedback link. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the proposals with a member of the project team please do not hesitate to contact us.
A copy of the full Lethans Wind Farm Extension planning application can a be found here.
A copy of the full 2019 Lethans Wind Farm planning application and supporting information, which is referenced in the Lethans Extension application, can also be found here.
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Sustainability and external affairs manager
Head of planning
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Homes provided with renewable electricity annually
Equivalent number of petrol cars taken off the road annually
Total community fund
Potential business rates over the lifetime of the project
Total Scottish construction investment
Jobs directly supported during construction
Total expected investment locally
Jobs supported during construction
Tonnes of CO2 displaced
Connect2Renewables jobs fund
Lethans Extension project timeline
Community consultation events
Design proposal and community consultation
Planning applications determined
Operational with grid connection
Listening to the local community
We have taken your feedback from our community consultation events and used it to refine our initial design, a planning application has now been submitted.
We have created a plan that optimises the efficiency of the site and designed a proposal that meets the needs for efficiently generating renewable energy and brings social, economic and environmental benefits to your local area and Scotland. We have also developed a variation to the consented Lethans project to make it more efficient.
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Explore our proposed high level plan
The scale of the local landscape lends itself well to the project. We have placed the reduced number of turbines with consideration of the horizon and terrain. We have worked hard to protect the viewpoints that have been highlighted as being important to the community. Click the elements to see the view from each view point and the detailed site plan.
View from Cairn Kinney
Glenmuir Water Road
A67 New Cumnock
A76 west of Rigg Farm
Explore our proposed site plan
A great deal of care has been taken with our proposed site layout. We have worked hard to take the local ecology into account with both the turbine placement and the creation of site infrastructure.
Click the elements to see how we have taken into account each element.