SSE Renewables have submitted a Section 36 Application to Scottish Ministers for a proposed extension to the operational Gordonbush Wind Farm, near Brora, Sutherland.
The proposed extension would comprise 16 turbines, 13 of which would have a maximum tip height of 130 metres (m), whilst the remaining 3 turbines would have a maximum tip height of 115m. The installed capacity of the extension would be up to 56MW, taking the combined total of Gordonbush to 51 turbines with a maximum generation capacity of 126MW.
ASH were commissioned to carry out and co-ordinate the Environmental Impact Assessment and the production of the Environmental Statement for submission with the Section 36 application to the Scottish Government.
ASH were responsible for co-ordinating the inputs of specialist consultants under the topics of Landscape and Visual, Cultural Heritage, Ecology, Ornithology, Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Geology, Traffic, Noise, Planning, Socio-Economics and Tourism.
To read more about ASH’s involvement in Gordonbush Extension Wind Farm please visit the project page.