ASH carried out a landscape and visual impact assessment for Whitelaw Brae Wind Farm

ASH was appointed by 20/20 Renewables to undertake a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) in support of a planning application for the development of Whitelaw Brae, a 14 turbine wind farm in the Scottish Borders, near Moffat.

Key Tasks

Landscape and visual impact assessment

Cumulative landscape and visual impact assessment



Residential amenity study

Wild land assessment

Public consultation

What we did

ASH undertook the assessment and prepared the subsequent LVIA chapter and appendices for the Environmental Statement. As part of this work ASH also prepared a wild land assessment of the potential impacts on the Talla - Hart Fell WLA and a visual residential amenity study.

ASH prepared the supporting wirelines and photomontages for the LVIA, demonstrating the potential landscape and visual impacts  from a number of viewpoints. ASH also prepared the supporting visualisations for the cultural heritage assessment.

A Cumulative Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment was carried out which considered the potential impact of the proposed turbines when viewed in combination with other significant wind farm sites in the area including application, consented and operational sites.

The planning application for Whitelaw Brae Wind Farm was  submitted to the Scottish Ministers in January 2015. Planning permission was granted in December 2017.



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