Goodbye Southwest Scotland?

Windfarms-in-southwest-ScotlandThis map is from the scoping proposals for Knockower Wind farm (see our post earlier today). It shows the wind farms which are currently operational or in various stages of planning or scoping in Southwest Scotland. Click on the map and you will see it in a more detailed PDF format.

The larger of the two circles (the purple one) is a circle of 35km radius from the proposed Knockower Wind farm on Loch Doon. Just within this circle, no fewer than 870 turbines are currently built, approved, or in the planning or scoping process. The list is as follows (courtesy of the Knockower wind farm scoping document):

Wind farms within 35 km of Knockower
Site Turbine height (m) No. Turbines
Installed
Wether Hill 91 14
Windy Standard 100 36
Hare Hill 63.5 20
Hadyard Hill 110 52
Mark Hill 110 28
Arecleoch 135 60
Approved
Sanquhar 130 12
Windy Standard Extension 100 30
Whiteside Hill 121.2 13
Blackcraig 110 23
Tralorg 100 8
Kilgallioch 146.5 96
Application
Spango 145 14
South Kyle 149.5 50
Margree 125 25
Ulzieside 125 12
Sandy Knowe 125 30
Hare Hill Extension 2 96 39
Afton 120 27
Kype Muir 125 & 132 26
Ashmark Hill 116 7
High Cumnock 132 8
Garleffan 135 9
Burnhead 100 8
Dersalloch 115 & 125 23
Sclenteuch/Keirs Hill 149 17
Glenmount 130 19
Assel Valley 110 11
Breaker Hill 86.5 9
Corwar 126 8
Longburn 135 25
Twentyshilling Hill 125 9
Altercannoch 125 10
Penbreck 125 9
Mochrum Fell 126.5 11
Collieston Hill 141.4 18
Lethans 132 – 140 29
Linfairn 126.5 25
Total no. turbines   870

 

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