Larbrax Wind Farm

About the Project

 

The Revised Larbrax Wind Farm is a revision of the consented Larbrax Wind Farm, an onshore wind farm on the North Rhins Peninsula in Wigtownshire.  

Between 2013-2016, a proposal for Larbrax Wind Farm was consulted on and submitted to Dumfries and Galloway Council, which was ultimately consented at appeal by the Scottish Government in 2016. 

This revised proposal for Larbrax Wind Farm addresses the technical and commercial barriers which prohibited delivery of the original proposal.  

The revised proposal consists of: 

  • Up to 4 wind turbines 
  • Each up to 149.9m in height 
  • Generating 20MW of clean, green energy 
  • Delivering £5,000 per MW of installed wind energy capacity, equating to £100,000 in annual community benefit for the local area 

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    The revised Larbrax Wind Farm proposal is at an early stage, and from the outset we are committed to engaging closely and inclusively with the communities close to the site to listen and respond to your feedback. 

    Ørsted held local public exhibition events for the revised Larbrax Wind Farm in early November 2023. We would like to thank those who visited and provided valuable feedback as we seek to work towards a final design.  The information shared has been important in shaping our proposals.  The information boards that were on display at the events can be viewed here

    We look forward to meeting with members of the local community and surrounding areas during June 2024 to present information that will be submitted as part of the application this summer.

    Newsletter Spring-Summer 2024

     

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

    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 to support communities close to our wind farm sites and are keen to back local community projects wherever we can.

    Community Benefit Fund


    Every year over the lifetime of Larbrax Wind Farm, Ørsted will pay £5,000 per megawatt of installed wind energy into a community benefit fund - equating to approximately £4.2million over the lifetime of the wind farm once operational. We want to consult the people who live and work near our projects to ensure that community benefit funds support those initiatives that are of most value to local people.

    Community Ownership


    Ørsted also offers local communities surrounding our onshore wind projects the opportunity to own part of the project. By owning a part of Scotland’s green energy supply, local people have the chance to benefit directly over the long-term benefits onshore wind energy brings. If the community were eager to explore community ownership options, Ørsted would offer the opportunity to purchase a stake in the Larbrax Wind Farm. 

    Education and Skills


    Skills and training are a vital part of Scotland’s transition to a green economy that is powered by renewable energy. We will support skills development and local job opportunities as we develop Larbrax Wind Farm. In 2014, the Larbrax Wind Farm Skills Fund was announced as part of the original Larbrax Wind Farm, which we wish to continue. Ørsted hopes to work with Dumfries and Galloway College to explore educational opportunities in the energy sector – helping to reinforce the College's existing offering in Stranraer and bridging local skills gaps.

    Contact us

    Our project team has extensive experience in the design, construction and operation of wind energy projects and we are committed to delivering Larbrax Wind Farm in a way that is good for the communities and natural environment surrounding the site. 

    Please contact us if you have any questions about the proposal, or suggestions for the community consultation. 

    Email:    larbrax@orsted.com

    Phone:  0131 243 9100

    Post:      Ørsted, Second Floor, 2 Lochrin Square, 96 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QA