The proposed Carrick Wind Farm is on an 827.28 ha site and comprises 13 turbines (6.6 MW or 9,000 horsepower each) up to 200 metres high plus battery storage. It is situated in the South Ayrshire Council area, 6 km south of Straiton, in Carrick Forest and within the boundary of Galloway Forest Park. The land, which is currently being used for commercial forestry and rough grazing, is part of the National Forest Estate, owned by the Scottish Ministers and operated by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS)

Following objections by South Ayrshire Council, community councils and others, the
Scottish Government’s Planning and Environmental Appeals Division are proposing to
hold a public enquiry in Spring 2023 to determine whether the Carrick scheme should be consented.

You can read the Save Straiton for Scotland objection to the Carrick scheme, submitted in May 2022 by clicking here.

You can still object, citing the reasons given in our objection or in your own words or add any additional points it would make your representation more powerful (you don’t have to use all the points below).

Object by Email or In Writing

Objections to this application can be made by email to The Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit mailbox at

Or post your letter to the following address:
The Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit
4th Floor
5 Atlantic Quay
150 Broomielaw
Glasgow G2 8LU


  • Reference is ECU00003392
  • Be aware that your name, address, postcode and date will be required for emails and letters.
  • One email or letter per individual in each household. If one email or letter is sent on behalf of 2 or more people it only counts as one objection.