About Earlshaugh

After an extensive programme of community consultation and detailed technical and environmental studies, a planning application was submitted to the Scottish Government in July 2008. In order to address issues raised, the layout of the wind farm was revised, resulting in a 24 turbine layout with reduced visibility. This was submitted in August 2011.

In July 2013 Wind Energy produced further Supplementary Environental Information (SEI) which made additional changes to the proposal including the removal of a further two turbines; the reduction in tip height of nine turbines from 125m to 100m and the removal of sections of wind farm access track.

After an extensive programme of community consultation and details technical and environmental studies, a planning application was submitted in **** 2012 for 34-turbines of up to 125m.
If consented, Glenmorie will provide:
- **MW of electricity (enough to power **,*** homes each year)
- ** FTE jobs during construction
- ** FTE jobs once operational
- £** investment in the local and wider economy
- A community fund of up to £** each year to support local causes
A decision on Glenmorie Wind Farm will be made by a Reporter appointed by the Scottish Government at a Public Local Inquiry. We expect this to take place in late 2013.
With a major contribution to energy generation, significant investment and new job creation, we hope Glenmorie will be consented and deliver a valuable contribution to Scotland’s economic and energy needs.After an extensive programme of community consultation and detailed technical and environmental studies, a planning application was submitted in June 2012 for 34 turbines of up to 125m.

If consented, Earlshaugh is expected to provide:

- up to 55 MW of installed electrical capacity

- 102 full time equivalent Scottish jobs during construction including at least 25 local jobs

- 9 full time equivalent Scottish jobs once operational including at least 4 local jobs

- up to £28 million to the Scottish economy during its construction phase

- a tailored Responsible Contracting Policy which weights more highly contractors' tenders that offer substantial community and local employment benefits.

- A community fund set at £5,000 per MW equating to £275,000 per annum for a 55MW scheme. This fund will provide support for local causes as decided by local people.

A decision on Earlshaugh Wind Farm will be made by a Reporter appointed by the Scottish Government at a Public Local Inquiry. We expect this to take place in 2014.

With a major contribution to energy generation, significant investment and new job creation, we hope Earlshaugh will be consented and deliver a valuable contribution to Scotland’s economic and energy needs.

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