Loganhead wind farm was consented by Dumfries and Galloway Council in 2019, for 8 turbines at 135m to tip.
In October 2020, a scoping report for a Section 36 Application was submitted to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit, with a view to a full application being submitted in early 2021 with a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment Report.
The scoping report has been submitted on the basis of 9 wind turbines at 200m to tip.
Rationale for Increased Scale of Turbines
Climate Emergency and Policy
The development at Loganhead wind farm would bring a unique opportunity for the local community to own up to 10% of the wind farm. The Developer has made an offer to a number of the closest community councils, and to date, discussions have been positive.
The Shared Ownership model we are using for Crossdykes Wind Farm is at a more advanced stage, and as such we would expect this model to be used for Loganhead Wind Farm, should it be successful.
In addition to the shared ownership offering, there will be community investment regardless of whether the shared ownership offering is taken up.
The Community Investment associated with the consented wind farm is £128,000 per year, index linked for the operational lifetime of the project. This equates to £3.2 Million over the 25 year development lifetime.
Muirhall is proposing that should the Section 36 application be successful, then the community investment associated with the wind farm will increase from £5,000 per Megawatt, to £7,000 per Megawatt.
Using the proposed Generation Capacity in the Section 36 Scoping report, this would potentially result in:
The wind farm was consented by Dumfries and Galloway Council in 2019.
A Section 36 Scoping report was submitted to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit in October 2020, with a view to a full application being submitted in early 2021.
Consented = 8 turbines of approximately 3.2 MW each.
Total Capacity = 25.6 MW
In Scoping = 9 turbines of approximately6 MW each.
Total Capacity = 54 MW
Consented height to blade tip = 135m
In Scoping height to blade tip = 200m