ASH has worked in the wind energy sector for over a decade helping our clients gain consent for large and small onshore wind developments throughout the UK

Our current onshore wind turbine commissions range geographically from the Cornish borders to the hills of Shetland, varying in size from 1 or 2 turbine schemes and extensions; mid-range developments of between 5 and 25 turbines; to major commercial developments such as the 103 turbine wind farm by Viking Energy on Shetland, which, if built, would be one of the largest on-shore wind farm developments in the UK.

Our Wind Energy Experience

Our role in wind energy projects spans the whole development process, from inception/feasibility, through options appraisal, screening/scoping, site layout and iteration/turbine locations, environmental assessment and expert witness at public inquiries/planning appeals.

Some of our projects have been located within, or close to, sensitive landscapes (e.g. wild land), designated areas (National Parks, National Scenic Areas, Special Landscape Areas, AONBs) and also in close proximity to well-used recreational areas and populated areas, so we are fully aware of the challenges such projects face.

In our experience, good design supported by practical environmental solutions and close consultation, has provided reassurance to our consultees and the public to ensure projects located in, or near, sensitive locations can be developed without significant detriment.

We have a strong history of wind farm work with developers within Scotland and throughout the UK. We are familiar with the Scottish, English and Welsh planning systems and have an extensive knowledge of the current legislation, policy and guidance as a result of being part of multi-disciplinary teams working on small-to-medium and large scale wind developments.

Large Scale Wind Energy Projects

Gass Wind Farm

ASH provided landscape and visual impact assessment services for the consented Gass Wind Farm.

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Gordonbush Wind Farm Extension

ASH coordinated the environmental impact assessment and environmental statement for the planned extension to Gordonbush Wind Farm.

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Middle Muir Wind Farm

ASH provided landscape and visual impact assessment services for the proposed 15 turbine Middle Muir Wind Farm.

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Strathy North and South Wind Farms

ASH was commissioned to carry out landscape and visual impact assessment on two adjacent major wind farm proposals in Sutherland.

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Stronelairg Wind Farm

ASH undertook an Environmental Impact Assessment and produced an Environmental Statement for Stronelairg Wind Farm.

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Tangy Wind Farm Extension and Repowering

SSE appointed ASH to undertake landscape and visual impact assessments for Tangy wind farm on the Kintyre peninsula.

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Viking Wind Farm

In 2006 the Viking Energy partnership appointed ASH to carry out a Landscape and Visual impact assessment for a major wind farm development on the Shetland Isles.

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Whitelaw Brae Wind Farm

ASH provided landscape and visual impact assessment services for the proposed 14 turbine wind farm.

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Small Scale Wind Energy Projects

East Youlstone Wind Turbines

ASH carried out Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment and stood as Expert Witness for the East Youlstone wind turbine proposal.

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Haford-y-dafal Wind Turbines

ASH was appointed to undertake a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment for two wind turbines at Hafod-y-dafal Farm, South Wales.

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M1 J18 Daventry Wind Turbines

In 2011 ASH was commissioned to carry out Landscape and Visual Assessment for a two-turbine development at M1 J18 Daventry.

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Melton Wind Turbines

ASH was commissioned to undertake a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment for a two wind turbine development in Melton, near Hull.

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Mossmorran Wind Farm

ASH provided landscape and visual input into the Mossmorron wind energy development near Cowdenbeath in Fife.

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Torr Wind Turbines

ASH carried out landscape and visual impact assessment and cumulative assessment of the Torr Wind Turbines.

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Wathegar I and II Wind Turbines

ASH were appointed to assist in the layout and design of Wathegar Wind Farm and carry out a landscape and visual impact assessment.

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Find out more

We’re always happy to answer your questions. If you’d like to find out more about the services we can offer for your project, you can email us on or call 0141 227 3388.