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Welcome to the Loch Liath Wind Farm project page

The proposals for Loch Liath Wind Farm are developing. In December 2020, we submitted a Scoping Request to the Scottish Government to consider the potential of up to 26 turbines, with a tip height up to 200m. In May 2021 we held an online exhibition to engage with and listen to the local community on how the project can bring benefits to the area - from community funding to improved access to broadband. These responses are being analysed to develop the project.

The project size is determined by the studies we undertake and the consultation feedback we receive.

This website will be kept updated over the development period to keep you informed and to hear your views and ideas.

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Project Timeline

  • Stage 1: Site Selection (12 months)

    Extensive research to identify suitable sites: positive indicators include good wind speed and minimal environmental and technical constraints. 

     

  • Stage 2: Pre-Planning (6 - 12 months)

    We request the view of the Scottish Government and The Highland Council on the level of study required (known as "Scoping").  

  • Stage 3: Submit Planning Application, and Decision (12-18 months)

    An application is submitted to the Scottish Government, accompanied by a comprehensive Environmental Report showing the results of all studies undertaken.  

  • Stage 4: Construction (18-24 months)

    If the project is approved, construction begins at least one year after consent. Construction typically takes 12-18 months and planning conditions are used to manage elements of construction.

     

  • Stage 5: Operation (30-35 years)

    The turbines are managed from a regionally based maintenance team, and operations are controlled by detailed planning conditions.

     

  • Stage 6: Decommissioning (12 months)

    At the end of the planning period, turbines are removed. A financial bond or parent company guarantee is put in place before construction starts to cover this cost.

The project team

Heather Lafferty
Senior Project Manager
Scott Vallance
Senior Project Manager
Seumas Skinner
Community Liaison Manager

Learn more about Statkraft and wind power

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