ASH carried out a landscape and visual impact assessment for Tangy III

In 2013 ASH was commissioned by SSE Renewables to provide Landscape Design and LVIA advice for Tangy III, the Repowering of Tangy Wind Farm.

The proposal will use 15 modern wind turbines, with tip heights up to 125m above ground level, to replace the 22 smaller turbines already on the site. In doing so, it will almost double generating capacity and give a new installed capacity of 36.8MW.

Key Tasks

Site options appraisal

Landscape and visual impact assessment

Cumulative landscape and visual impact assessment



Stakeholder consultation


What we did

ASH was involved in an earlier extension to the Tangy site in 2004 and were commissioned again in 2013 to give landscape and visual advice on the site's potential for extension and repowering.

ASH worked closely with SSE Renewables during the early design optioneering and detailed design of the Tangy III scheme, to ensure that any adverse environmental affects are minimised, whist maintaining engineering viability. 

Following initial feasibility studies and constraints advice, our landscape architects helped to design the layout of turbines, undertook necessary assessment and prepared the subsequent chapter and appendices for the Environmental Statement and were involved further during post-application consultation. ASH graphics technicians also prepared all supporting wirelines and photomontages, demonstrating the potential landscape and visual impacts from a number of viewpoints.

Argyll and Bute Council granted planning permission in June 2015 following our client's application to repower Tangy wind farm, near Campbeltown.



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