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.
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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
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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