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Lethans Wind Farm was granted consent by the Scottish Government in June 2020.

In accordance with Regulation 23 of The Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 a copy of the decision can be found here and a copy of the Notice of Decision can be found here.

Location Plan
Turbine Layout
Lethans Exhibition Webinar – 21st June 2019 – 12th July 2019

Local Authority: East Ayrshire Council
Postcode of nearby property: KA18 4NP
Access: Via Mansfield Road at the entrance to New Cumnock
Number of turbines: 22 turbines up to 220m in height to tip
Maximum generating capacity: c6MW per turbine. Up to c132MW
Life span: 30 year operational lifespan

Meet the project team

Robin Winstanley

Sustainability and external affairs manager

Robin Winstanley

Rachel Allum

Head of planning

Rachel Allum

Technical manager

Frazer Harrison

Lorna Hull

Project secretary

Lorna Hull

Senior project manager

Alan Wells

Project benefits

5 5 %

Option to purchase up to 5 per cent equity stake in the wind farm, subject to a 25 per cent community discount.

£ 7 7


Contribution to East Ayrshire Council’s Renewable Energy Fund

£ 250 250


Contribution towards improvements to mountain biking facilities

£1. 3 3


Skills and training fund for the first five years

£ 38 38


Business rates contribution over the lifetime of the site

Meet the team

Rachel Allum


Rachel Allum

Robin Winstanley

External affairs and sustainability manager

Robin Winstanley

Our plans

The original Lethans Wind Farm was granted consent in March 2018. Due to considerable change in the onshore wind market it is now vital that onshore wind farms maximise their efficiency in order that they can provide low cost, low carbon electricity to energy consumers and so larger and more productive turbines need to be considered.

In June 2019, Banks Renewables submitted a Section 36 planning application to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents and Deployment Unit (ECDU) seeking to increase the height of the turbines and the length of rotor diameter, and refine the layout to maximise Lethans wind farm’s efficiency. This application was granted approval in June 2020.

The full planning application can be found here.

There is also additional information here.

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