Overview

  • Location

    Wigtownshire

  • Anticipated Installed Capacity

    ~20MW

  • No. of turbines

    8

  • Homes Powered

    ~12,000

Overview

Ørsted is developing the Larbrax wind farm on the North Rhins Peninsula in Wigtownshire. The wind farm will have an installed capacity of approximately 20 MW, comprising eight turbines that will remain in operation for up to 25 years.

Location

Site Location
Stranraer, United Kingdom

Latest Updates

February 2019: Following Dumfries and Galloway Council’s refusal of the S42 application, an appeal was submitted to the Scottish Governments Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA)

November 2018: The S42 application to extend the planning consent lifetime and increase in allowed tip height was refused by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

April 2018: An S42 was submitted to extend the planning permission lifetime and increase the proposed tip height of the turbines from 100m to 110m.

2017: Work was done to optimise the consented wind farm layout, finalise the development programme, liaise with local stakeholders and look forward to commencing the next stages of development.

October 2016: The Scottish Government’s Directorate for Planning & Environmental Appeals (DPEA) approved proposals to develop the 20 MW Larbrax Wind Farm.

November 2015: Following Dumfries and Galloway Council’s refusal of the plans for Larbrax, an appeal was submitted to the Scottish Government.

September 2014: The Larbrax Wind Farm Skills Fund was announced. It will see the developer working with Dumfries and Galloway College to develop a new energy education centre at Stranraer Campus.

July 2014: The original planning application for Larbrax Wind Farm was submitted to Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Planning

  • October 2016: The Larbrax Wind Farm was granted planning consent by the Scottish Government
  • November 2015: Following Dumfries and Galloway Council’s refusal of the plans for Larbrax, an appeal was submitted to the Scottish Government
  • July 2014: The original planning application for Larbrax Wind Farm was submitted to Dumfries and Galloway Council

Community

Ørsted is dedicated to being an active partner in the communities where we develop, build, operate and own green energy assets such as onshore wind farms. In Scotland, we offer a community benefit programme committed to supporting communities close to our wind farm sites. We’re keen to support local community projects wherever we can.

Every year over the lifetime of the wind farm, Ørsted will pay £5,000 into a community development fund for each megawatt of installed capacity.

We are committed to consulting and engaging with the people who live and work near our projects.

A dedicated community Liaison Group (CLG) was established for Larbrax Wind Farm to ensure that the proposed development involves local people, takes account of their views, and explores opportunities to create long-term economic benefit.

The Larbrax CLG comprises members from the following five community groups: Stranraer Community Council, Kirkcolm Community Council, Portpatrick Community Council, Stoneykirk Community Council, Leswalt Community Association.

Ørsted also offers local communities surrounding the project the opportunity to purchase a stake of up to 30% in the Larbrax Wind Farm. By owning a part of Scotland’s green energy supply, local communities have the chance to benefit directly from the long-term economic benefits onshore wind energy brings.

In 2014, the Larbrax Wind Farm Skills Fund was announced. It will see the company working closely with Dumfries and Galloway College to explore additional educational opportunities and develop a new educational energy centre at Stranraer Campus – helping to reinforce the College’s existing offering in Stranraer and fulfil local skills gaps.

 

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