Millenderdale Wind Farm Appeal

Client

Greenpower International

Type

Wind Farm Appeal

Details & Location

South Ayrshire, Scotland

Status

Submitted

The planning application was submitted to South Ayrshire Council in June 2014 and revised in March 2016 to reduce the number of turbines from 7 to 5 and their height from 125m to 110m.

Stephenson Halliday were instructed to project manage the production of the Environmental Statement Addendum which included a review of the addendum reports and production of supporting Chapters as well as production of an addendum Planning Statement and Design and Access Statement. Further environmental information was submitted in September 2017 and was determined by committee in February 2019.

Since its refusal, Stephenson Halliday has coordinated the preparation of an appeal Statement of Case which includes both planning and landscape inputs. The appeal seeks to contest the perceived over reliance on the South Ayrshire Landscape Wind Capacity Study as a basis for the decision, contending instead that this is a strategic level document and more weight should be placed on the detailed site assessment work undertaken in relation to the Millenderdale proposal.

Following submission of the appeal, Stephenson Halliday has continued to support Greenpower with their appeal with further written evidence submitted to the reporter. A decision on the appeal is awaited.