Mill Rig

About the proposal

This project will generate enough green electricity to power over 21,000 homes.*

After many months of development and refinement in light of our consultation process we have now submitted our exciting plan for the development of a sustainable, high quality six turbine windfarm at Mill Rig.

Our proposal includes:

  • 6 turbines with maximum
    tip heights of up to 250m
  • Up to 36MW generation capacity – enough to power over 21,000 homes with green electricity*
  • 30 years life span

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Community updates and public consultation webinars

As the project has evolved through the pre-application process, we have delivered two sets of online events You can view our presentations, survey results and the questions and answers from our sessions. You can still direct questions to the project team and sign up for project updates. Please contact the team if you have any comments or would like to arrange a one to one session to discuss any aspect of the project.

Initial themes from our consultation

  • The community are supportive of renewable energy
  • Community councils are keen to work with Banks Renewables to develop the project sensitively. Each have active community development plans that can be supported by the project
  • Local people want to support renewable energy and climate action
  • Community members want us to carefully consider the impact on wildlife, biodiversity and the long-term effects of a development
  • Local people want investment in local jobs
    Local people want the impact of the community benefit fund to be proximate to the wind farm, and not based on borders.
  • Sensitive consideration should be given to local water supplies, properties and roads during construction

What is happening?

Throughout the life of the Mill Rig wind farm project we want to work together with your local community to ensure that you are kept informed about what we are doing and you have plenty of opportunities to provide feedback to us.

We are talking to local people before we submit a planning application and are eager to listen to your views.

Our approach

Banks Renewables is part of the Banks Group and we provide renewable energy to help meet society’s demand for clean green electricity in a sustainable and considerate way.

Development with care is at the heart of our way of working. It means respect and consideration for the environment, your local  community, our employees and our business partners.

How can I get involved?

We really want to hear your views on the Mill Rig wind farm proposal.

If you are unable to attend our online consultations please sign up for our email newsletter or alternatively write to our local office and we will keep you updated with project news and the outcome of this consultation.

Banks Renewables
Block C
Brandon Gate
Leechlee Road

Local community fund

The Mill Rig wind farm proposal is committed to providing £5,000 per MW for your local community over the lifetime of the project. This could be up to £180k per year for your local community** each year the wind farm is operational.  This fund will be built to help deliver on the needs and aspirations of your local community.  We will work in partnership with local people to find out the best way for this fund to be used.

Here are some examples of our projects in South Lanarkshire showing how we have worked together with local people to deliver benefits that meets the needs of the community.

View our Kype Muir project

Economic benefits

We will work with your local councils to maximise the social, economic and environmental benefit of the development to your local area and we are committed to delivering as high as percentage as possible of the contracted construction value to local companies in order to maximise the local economic benefits throughout the life of the wind farm.

Mill Rig wind farm will generate enough green electricity to power over 20,000 homes.*

Grid connection

In order to connect the Mill Rig wind farm to the National Grid, Scottish Power Energy Networks current proposal is to take an overhead line along the pathway indicated in the map.

The 33kv line will be supported by 9m wooden poles which take the shortest and least invasive route.

*Using Govt / BEIS approved methodology
**On the basis of up to 36MW operation

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We welcome your feedback

Whether you wish to tell us that we have done something really well or that we could have done something better we value your feedback.

It helps us to shape the way we operate and to continually improve our performance. It is very much part of our development with care approach.

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