Loganhead wind farm was consented by Dumfries and Galloway Council in 2019, for 8 turbines at 135m to tip.
In November 2021, a Section 36 Application was submitted to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit for an expanded wind farm.
The application was submitted on the basis of 9 wind turbines at 200m to tip.
Rationale for Increased Scale of Turbines
Climate Emergency and Policy
Kirstin Leckie, Project Manager
With the expansion proposed in the Section 36 applications for Loganhead and Hopsrig wind farms, the community investment would substantially increase if approved. Muirhall Energy plans to raise our annual community investment to around £1 million across both sites.
If the revised plans are accepted, local communities will benefit from an industry-leading community investment fund of of £7,000 for every MegaWatt (MW) of power generation capacity, resulting in an annual fund of £413,000 for Loganhead.
We are proud of our record of investing in the communities in which we are based, and have so far committed over £2 million to local groups, events and organisations across Scotland.
The development at Loganhead also offers an opportunity for the local community to own up to 10% of the wind farm following the model of our landmark Community Ownership Scheme at Crossdykes wind farm.
Shared ownership would generate considerable extra income to the local area, over and above the community investment funding which is a commitment made regardless of whether the shared ownership option is taken up. You can read more about shared ownership here.
This offer was taken up by numerous community councils from the area surrounding Crossdykes, which will benefit the local area with increased investment in the community for years to come.
Chris Miles, Chair of Dumfriesshire East Community Benefit Group (on the shared ownership of Crossdykes wind farm).
The wind farm was consented by Dumfries and Galloway Council in 2019.
A Section 36 application will be submitted to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit in November 2021, for an expanded wind farm with larger turbines and more energy and financial potential.
Consented = 8 turbines of approximately 3.2 MW each.
Total Capacity = 25.6 MW
Revised application = 9 turbines of approximately 6 MW each.
Total Capacity = 59 MW
Consented height to blade tip = 135m
Revised application height to blade tip = 200m