Slickly Wind Farm

The proposed Slickly Wind Farm is located 1.5km east of Slickly and approximately 8km south west of John O’Groats on land adjacent to the operational Stroupster Wind Farm.

The proposal is for 11 turbines with a maximum tip height of 149.9 metres.

Slickly Wind Farm would represent a natural extension to the existing cluster of wind turbines at Stroupster.

We think this is a great site for wind turbines - there is proven wind resource across the site, and is in an area identified by the Highland Council as having some potential for large scale wind farms. We have designed the project carefully, avoiding cumulative effects by ensuring turbine height and proportions work with the existing turbines at Stroupster.

As a responsible developer and operator of renewable energy projects, our approach to development involves consulting widely with local communities. This feedback is a key consideration when finalising the design and layout of the wind farm.

Slickly project updates and public consultations

 

DECEMBER 2019

 Thank you to everyone who attended our exhibitions in November.  You can see the information on display here or download the leaflet including information shown at the exhibitions here.

It is our intention to submit our application to the Highland Council at the end of 2019.

For further information please contact Doug Wilson; doug.wilson@statkraft.com

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NOVEMBER 2019

We are holding further public events to display our updated plans and discuss the final design before we submit an application to the Highland Council. 

Tuesday 19th November 2019, 10am to 2pm

Lyth Village Hall, Lyth,  KW1 4UD

Tuesday 19th November 2019, 3pm to 7pm

Auckengill Village Hall, St Clare Hall, Auckengill, KW1 4XP

We hope to see you there.
For further information please contact Doug Wilson; doug.wilson@statkraft.com

SEPTEMBER 2019

 Since our exhibitions in November 2018, work has been progressing on the design of the wind farm based on feedback received and ongoing studies on and surrounding the site. Community feedback from previous exhibitions has been important in this process. We are now ready to come back and update the community on our plans.

Changes since the last exhibitions

The main change to the project is an increase in the overall height of the turbines of 15 metres, with increased output potential. This project has been in the design stage since 2013 and wind turbine technology has progressed significantly in the six years since the proposal was first drawn up. The increase, from 135m to 149m allows more electricity to be generated from the same number of turbines. This also results in an increase in the community benefit, money that will be spent in the local communities across Caithness.

 

Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 3pm – 7pm

Canisbay Village Hall, Canisbay, Caithness, KW1 4YH

Wednesday 4th September 2019, 10am – 2pm

Lyth Village Hall, Lyth, Caithness, KW1 4UD

Wednesday 4th September 2019, 3pm – 7pm

Keiss Village Hall, High Street, Keiss, Caithness, KW1 4XB

Thursday 5th September 2019, 10am – 2pm

Auckengill Village Hall, St Clare Hall, Auckengill, Caithness, KW1 4XP

 

For further information please contact Doug Wilson; doug.wilson@statkraft.com

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NOVEMBER 2018

 

2018 public consultation events

Four public consultation events were held to allow local residents to meet the team and to view and comment on the proposal:

Monday 19 November 2018

1500 – 1900 – exhibition in Lyth, Lyth Village Hall, Lyth, Caithness, KW1 4UD

Tuesday 20 November 2018

1000 – 1400 Exhibition in Canisbay, Canisbay Village Hall, Canisbay, Caithness, KW1 4YH

1500 – 1900 Exhibition in Auckengill, Auckengill Village Hall, St Clare Hall, Auckengill, Caithness, KW1 4XP

Wednesday 21 November 2018

1200 – 1500 Exhibition at Keiss, Keiss Village Hall, High Street, Keiss, Caithness, KW1 4XB

Statkraft has built its reputation on putting communities first. We want our developments to have a positive and lasting impact on those who live and work in the surrounding areas. We will establish a Slickly Wind Farm Community Liaison Group and we have had initial meetings with representatives from the surrounding Community Councils. The Liaison Group will provide a forum where local community representatives can feedback your valued opinions on all aspects of the project and receive updates on the proposed development.

Throughout the process Statkraft is committed to continue the engagement and dialogue with all involved and will update the surrounding communities as the development continues to progress.

For further information please contact Doug Wilson; doug.wilson@statkraft.com

Download public exhibition material

Title Size Type
Nov 2018 Project Newsletter 5.3MB .PDF
Nov 2018 Exhibition Poster 0.3MB .PDF
Nov 2019 Project Brochure 0.6MB .PDF
Nov 2019 Exhibition Poster 1.7MB .PDF