Middle Muir

Local authority: South Lanarkshire Council
Site status: Fully operational
Number of turbines: 15
Tip Height: From 136m up to 149.9m
Electricity generation capacity: Up to c3.4MW per turbine. Up to c51MW in total
Lifetime of wind farm: 25 years plus 2 years for construction and decommissioning

Project summary
Middle Muir was granted planning permission by the Scottish Government Energy Consents and Deployment Unit, as was, in September 2014. Enabling works started in August 2016 and the main construction work for the wind farm began in April 2017. Construction work was completed in December 2018 and the wind farm is now fully operational.

Throughout the construction and site investigation phases we were fully committed to maximising local resources and expertise and wherever possible, appointed local companies to undertake the work.

See the Middle Muir News section for more information on local suppliers who we have used. This is a key commitment which has been set out in the Connect2Renewables charter.

In addition to this, Middle Muir Wind Farm will guarantee the local community the following benefits:

  • Guaranteed Community Fund of up to £255,000 per annum
  • Up to £6.37million over the life time of the wind farm project
  • Banks Renewables has contributed 50% of the annual community benefit fund (£127,500) into the employment and training initiative in partnership with SLC. This Fund will last for five years totalling £637,500 this will help create jobs, apprenticeships, training and grants for local communities
  • The opportunity to create local community trusts or bodies to develop and then deliver local action plans using the guaranteed long term funding
  • A guarantee from Banks Renewables that a minimum percentage of the total construction cost of Middle Muir Wind Farm will be directed through local companies
  • The project will support and generate habitat improvements to The Red Moss bog near Douglas, which is internationally recognized as one of Europe’s rarest and most threatened habitats

Exhibition posters, June 2011
Middle Muir Site Layout Plan
Planning Permission Under Section 36 Scottish Government
Environmental Statement
Non Technical Summary
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Visuals – Batch 2
Visuals – Batch 3
Visuals – Batch 4 
Middle Muir Photomontage – Manse Road
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Middle Muir Photomontage – Crawfordjohn Play Area
Middle Muir Photomontage – Crawfordjohn Main St
Middle Muir Photomontage – B740 Spango
Middle Muir Photomontage – B740 Duneaton Water

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