Kype Muir Extension Variation Application – Additional Information February 2019

Banks Renewables (Harting Rig Wind Farm) Limited has now submitted additional information to Scottish Ministers, which includes information relating to landscape and visual effects in East Ayrshire and other environmental information consisting of the documents previously submitted with the application for consent to construct and operate the Kype Muir Wind Farm Extension.

Additional information relating to landscape and visual effects in East Ayrshire may be found in the following documents:

Kype Muir Wind Farm Extension Variation – Additional Information Report February 2019

Appendices List

Appendices Cover

Appendix 1 – Response to EAC comments 10 October 2018

KME S36C Response to EAC comments

Figure 4.9 – ZTV Study

TA4.2 Figure 2 – Comparative Wireline

TA4.4 Figure 9 – Lighting Pattern

Kype Muir Extension Variation Application – Consultation Response from EAC 26 August 2018 

Appendix 2 – Supporting ZTV and Visuals

ZTV turbines visible to blade tip

Viewpoint 18

Viewpoint 23 Daytime

Viewpoint 23 Nighttime

Viewpoint 24

Lighting Pattern

Additional information consisting of the documents previously submitted with the application for consent to construct and operate the Kype Muir Wind Farm Extension may be found in the Kype Muir Wind Farm Extension Environmental Statement.

The decision notice for the Kype Muir Wind Farm Extension can be found here.

Kype Muir Extension Variation Application – July 2018

In September 2016 consent was granted for the Kype Muir Extension Wind Farm, located on Harting Rig to the east of Kype Muir Wind farm. Consent was granted for 15 turbines, eight turbines with a maximum blade height of 152m and seven turbines with a maximum blade tip height 132m. In order to maximise the wind farms efficiency, Banks Renewables are applying to South Lanarkshire Council to increase the height of the turbines

The proposed variation will:

  • Increase the overall capacity of the proposed development
  • Generate more renewable electricity from the same site
  • Increase the efficiency of the proposed development
  • Make a greater contribution to meeting Scottish Government targets for renewable energy generation and climate change
  • Increase the value of the project and its subsequent contribution to the economy of South Lanarkshire and Scotland; and
  • Increase the benefits available to the local community, including funding for the Connect2Renewables jobs and training initiative

Please find links to the Kype Muir Extension Variation Application below:

Volume 1

Statement

Planning Statement

Non Technical Summary

Environmental Impact Assessment Report

Drawings

Drawings List

Location Plan

Application Boundary

Site Layout Plan

Turbine Heights

Micro-siting Plan

Typical Wind Turbine Structure

Indicative Wind Turbine Foundation

Indicative Crane Pad Foundation

Draft Habitat Management Plan

Draft Woodland Removal

Draft Woodland Replanting

Indicative Grid Corridor

Socio-economic Infographic

Cultural Heritage Assets

Comparative Site Layout

Comparative Turbine Heights

Appendices

ECDU Application Checklist

Draft Construction Management Statement

LVIA Scoping Responses

LVIA Assessment of Viewpoints and Comparative Wirelines

Landscape and Visual Impact Residential Amenity

Landscape and Visual Impact Night Time Assessment

CRM Report

Updated Habitat and GWDTE Maps

Updated Bat Survey Technical Report

Updated Draft Habitat Management Plan

Carbon Balance Summary

Carbon Balance Supporting Calculations

Solid Geology

Drift Geology

Hydrology

Peat Depth

Peat Excavation

Draft Peat Management Plan

Operational Noise Assessment

Transport Assessment

Draft Varied Conditions

Draft Varied Description of Development

Volume 2

Contents

Chapter 4 – Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment Figures

FIGURE 4.1 – LOCAL CONTEXT AND CORE PATHS

FIGURE 4.2 – SITE LOCATION AND LANDSCAPE POLICY CONTEXT

FIGURE 4.3 – LANDSCAPE CHARACTER

FIGURE 4.4 – TOPOGRAPHY

FIGURE 4.5 – ZTV STUDY – INCLUDING WOODLANDS AND SETTLEMENTS

FIGURE 4.6 – ZTV STUDY – BARE GROUND

FIGURE 4.7 – ZTV STUDY – COMPARISON OF HUB HEIGHT VISIBILITY

FIGURE 4.8 – ZTV STUDY – COMPARISON OF TIP HEIGHT VISIBILITY

FIGURE 4.9.1 – VIEWPOINT 1 – KYPE RESERVOIR BASELINE PANORAMA EAST

FIGURE 4.9.1 – VIEWPOINT 1 – KYPE RESERVOIR BASELINE PANORAMA SOUTH

FIGURE 4.9.1 – VIEWPOINT 1 – KYPE RESERVOIR BASELINE PANORAMA WEST

FIGURE 4.9.2  – VIEWPOINT 2 – SOUTH KIRKWOOD PHOTOMONTAGE

FIGURE 4.9.2 – VIEWPOINT 2 – SOUTH KIRKWOOD BASELINE PANORAMA EAST

FIGURE 4.9.2 – VIEWPOINT 2 – SOUTH KIRKWOOD BASELINE PANORAMA SOUTH

FIGURE 4.9.2 – VIEWPOINT 2 – SOUTH KIRKWOOD WIRELINE

FIGURE 4.9.3 – VIEWPOINT 3 – SANDFORD BASELINE PANORAMA

FIGURE 4.9.3 – VIEWPOINT 3 – SANDFORD PHOTOMONTAGE

FIGURE 4.9.3 – VIEWPOINT 3 – SANDFORD WIRELINE

FIGURE 4.9.4 – VIEWPOINT 4 – B7086 AT DEADWATERS PANORAMA

FIGURE 4.9.4 – VIEWPOINT 4 – B7086 AT DEADWATERS WIRELINE

FIGURE 4.9.5 – VIEWPOINT 5 – A71 WEST OF STRATHAVEN BASELINE PANORAMA

FIGURE 4.9.5 – VIEWPOINT 5 – A71 WEST OF STRATHAVEN WIRELINE

FIGURE 4.9.6 – VIEWPOINT 6 – STRATHAVEN WAR MEMORIAL BASELINE PANORAMA

FIGURE 4.9.6 – VIEWPOINT 6 – STRATHAVEN WAR MEMORIAL PHOTOMONTAGE

FIGURE 4.9.6 – VIEWPOINT 6 – STRATHAVEN WAR MEMORIAL WIRELINE

FIGURE 4.9.7 – VIEWPOINT 7 – GILMOURTON BASELINE PANORAMA SE

FIGURE 4.9.7 – VIEWPOINT 7 – GILMOURTON BASELINE PANORAMA SW

FIGURE 4.9.7 – VIEWPOINT 7 – GILMOURTON PHOTOMONTAGE

FIGURE 4.9.7 – VIEWPOINT 7 – GILMOURTON WIRELINE

FIGURE 4.9.8 – VIEWPOINT 8 – A71 AT CALDERMILL BASELINE PANORAMA

FIGURE 4.9.8 – VIEWPOINT 8 – A71 AT CALDERMILL PHOTOMONTAGE

FIGURE 4.9.8 – VIEWPOINT 8 – A71 AT CALDERMILL WIRELINE

FIGURE 4.9.9 – VIEWPOINT 9 – LETHAME ROAD STRATHAVEN BASELINE PANORAMA

FIGURE 4.9.9 – VIEWPOINT 9 – LETHAME ROAD STRATHAVEN PHOTOMONTAGE

FIGURE 4.9.9 – VIEWPOINT 9 – LETHAME ROAD STRATHAVEN WIRELINE

FIGURE 4.9.10 – VIEWPOINT 10 – STONEHOUSE BASELINE PANORAMA

FIGURE 4.9.10 – VIEWPOINT 10 – STONEHOUSE PHOTOMONTAGE

FIGURE 4.9.10 – VIEWPOINT 10 – STONEHOUSE WIRELINE

FIGURE 4.9.11 – VIEWPOINT 11 – DRUMCLOG BASELINE PANORAMA

FIGURE 4.9.11 – VIEWPOINT 11 – DRUMCLOG PHOTOMONTAGE

FIGURE 4.9.11 – VIEWPOINT 11 – DRUMCLOG WIRELINE

FIGURE 4.9.12 – VIEWPOINT 12 – GLASSFORD BASELINE PANORAMA

FIGURE 4.9.12 – VIEWPOINT 12 – GLASSFORD WIRELINE

FIGURE 4.9.13 – VIEWPOINT 13 – LESMAHAGOW BASELINE PANORAMA

FIGURE 4.9.13 – VIEWPOINT 13 – LESMAHAGOW WIRELINE

FIGURE 4.9.14 – VIEWPOINT 14 – KIRKMUIRHILL BASELINE PANORAMA

FIGURE 4.9.14 – VIEWPOINT 14 – KIRKMUIRHILL WIRELINE

FIGURE 4.9.15 – VIEWPOINT 15 – CHAPELTON BASELINE PANORAMA

FIGURE 4.9.15 – VIEWPOINT 15 – CHAPELTON WIRELINE

FIGURE 4.9.16 – VIEWPOINT 16 – LOUDOUN HILL BASELINE PANORAMA

FIGURE 4.9.16 – VIEWPOINT 16 – LOUDOUN HILL WIRELINE

FIGURE 4.9.22 – VIEWPOINT 22 – B743 NORTHWEST OF SITE BASELINE PANORAMA SE

FIGURE 4.9.22 – VIEWPOINT 22 – B743 NORTHWEST OF SITE BASELINE PANORAMA SW

FIGURE 4.9.22 – VIEWPOINT 22 – B743 NORTHWEST OF SITE PHOTOMONTAGE

FIGURE 4.9.22 – VIEWPOINT 22 – B743 NORTHWEST OF SITE WIRELINE

Chapter 8 – Cultural Heritage Assessment Figures

FIGURE 8.1A – VIEWPOINT H1 – DUNGAVEL HILL CAIRN 

FIGURE 8.1B – VIEWPOINT H1 – DUNGAVEL HILL CAIRN

FIGURE 8.2 – VIEWPOINT H2 – BURNBRAE BARROW 

FIGURE 8.3 – VIEWPOINT H3 – AUCHENGILLOCH MONUMENT 

TA4.2 – Viewpoint Description Figures

FIGURE 1 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 1 – KYPE RESERVOIR

FIGURE 2 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 2 – SOUTH KIRKWOOD

FIGURE 3 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 3 – SANDFORD

FIGURE 4 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 4 – B7086 AT DEADWATERS

FIGURE 5 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 5 – A71 WEST OF STRATHAVEN

FIGURE 6 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 6 – STRATHAVEN WAR MEMORIAL

FIGURE 7 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 7 – GILMOURTON

FIGURE 8 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 8 – A71 AT CALDERMILL

FIGURE 9 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 9 – LETHAME ROAD STRATHAVEN

FIGURE 10 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 10 – STONEHOUSE

FIGURE 11 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 11 – DRUMCLOG

FIGURE 12 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 12 – GLASSFORD

FIGURE 13 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 13 – LESMAHAGOW

FIGURE 14 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 14 – KIRKMUIRHILL

FIGURE 15 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 15 – CHAPELTON

FIGURE 16 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 16 – LOUDOUN HILL

FIGURE 22 – COMPARATIVE WIRELINE VIEWPOINT 22 – B743 NORTHWEST OF SITE

TA4.3 – Residential Amenity Description Figures

FIGURE 1 – RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES WITHIN 3KM

FIGURE 2 – LAMBHILL STEADINGS

FIGURE 3 – LAMBHILL FARM

FIGURE 4 – AUCHENGILLOCH AND LAMBHILL LODGE

FIGURE 5 – SOUTH KIRKWOOD COTTAGE

TA4.4 – Night Time Assessment Figures

FIGURE 1 – LOCAL LANDSCAPE CHARACTER AND EXISTING LIGHT POLLUTION

FIGURE 2 – ZTV STUDY – 2000 CANDELA NACELLE LIGHT VISIBILITY

FIGURE 3 – ZTV STUDY – 32 CANDELA TOWER LIGHT VISIBILITY

FIGURE 4 – VIEWPOINT 5 – A71 WEST OF STRATHAVEN

FIGURE 5 – VIEWPOINT 7 – GILMOURTON

FIGURE 6 – LIGHTING PATTERN

FIGURE 7 – NIGHT REFERENCE VIEWPOINT 1

FIGURE 8 – NIGHT REFERENCE VIEWPOINT 2

 

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