Community Windpower resubmits 49-MW Scots wind scheme
Wind turbines in Scotland. Author: Gary Denham. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic
Dec 5, 2014 - UK-based Community Windpower Ltd (CWL) has refiled its planning application for a 49-MW wind park within Scotland’s Dumfries and Galloway council area, according to a statement on CWL’s website.
The original proposal for the Spango community wind project was withdrawn in July after concerns about impacts on wildlife were raised. The new plan is unchanged except for “some minor micro-siting of one turbine and a temporary construction compound to meet requirements,” the company explained.
The Dumfries and Galloway Council will be considering the new application next summer.
CWL will need to invest about GBP 58 million (USD 90.4m/EUR 73.6m) to build the wind park, which will be able to generate more than 128,500 MWh of electricity per year. The project comes with a community benefit fund that would contribute a total of GBP 6 million over the plant’s 25-year lifespan.