Garlenick wind turbines project: planning application for revised scheme approved by Strategic Planning Committee
At the Strategic Planning Committee meeting of 30 January, the planning application for two wind turbines of up to 110 metres height to tip was approved.
In 2011, an application for two turbines of up to 100 metres high was approved. However, after 18 months of collecting wind data from the anenometer on site, the developer, Airvolution, calculated that by increasing the tip height by 10 metres, approximately 25% more electricity could be generated each year. They, therefore, submitted an application for a revised project with the larger turbines. They also promised to increase the community benefit fund from £12,000 per annum to £15,000 per annum.
The planning officer's report recommended approval and the planning committee approved the proposal by a large majority.
The developer will now put into place the finance and final project plan and hope to be starting construction of the project towards the end of 2013.
Details of the application can be found on the Council website in the agenda for Strategic Planning Committee.