Planning Consent: Kype Muir Extension was granted planning permission by the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit on Friday 13 September 2019 and the decision notice can be found here and the Notice of Decision published in the Edinburgh Gazette (04.09.19) and East Kilbride News (09.10.19) can be found here.
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:
Appendix 1 – Response to EAC comments 10 October 2018
Appendix 2 – Supporting ZTV and Visuals
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:
Chapter 4 – Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment Figures
Chapter 8 – Cultural Heritage Assessment Figures
TA4.2 – Viewpoint Description Figures
TA4.3 – Residential Amenity Description Figures
TA4.4 – Night Time Assessment Figures