Banks Renewables has secured the Scottish government’s consent to build an up to 105.6-MW wind park in East Ayrshire, the developer said on Monday.
The approval for the so-called Lethans Wind Farm project was granted following a revision of a previous proposal that was cleared in 2018. According to the new Section 36 planning application, the Banks Group company will erect 22 turbines with a maximum tip height of 220 m (721.8 ft) at a site east of New Cumnock.
The developer’s original plan, which envisaged the installation of 26 turbines, was extensively redesigned to enhance the efficiency of the scheme. Certain changes to the project’s layout were also made.
UK-based renewable energy consultant Natural Power has assisted Banks in developing the Lethans project. Once built, the wind farm will expand the company’s portfolio of operational wind assets in the UK to 400 MW, of which 300 MW in Scotland.
Local suppliers and contractors will be used for the construction of the wind farm, the developer noted.
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