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An Càrr Dubh Wind Farm

Welcome to our website for An Càrr Dubh Wind Farm

* The project was originally called Car Duibh Wind Farm. We have renamed the wind farm, following local feedback and further advice, to both accurately reflect local Gaelic and the wind farm location. More information on the project updates from 27 october 2021.

We have created this website earlier than usual in our engagement process, to provide a way for the public to easily access information and contact us when we have been unable to be present in the community.

We held our first online exhibition for the project over June and July 2021. We presented information about how our proposals had changed since submitting scoping and gave you the opportunity to provide your views on the project in a number of ways, including through online and offline feedback forms.

The second exhibition for the proposal was held from 1 November to 21 November to update you on the current proposals ahead of submitting an application to the Scottish Government in 2022.

26 turbines were initially proposed for the site and with a turbine tip height of 200m, following site studies and community feedback the proposal has reduced in scale. The current proposal is for 21 turbines with turbine tip heights of up to 180m. We wish to thank the members of the local community who took the time to provide feedback since we first introduced our proposals.

We are following all Scottish Government advice in relation to Covid-19 as we progress our plans. With restrictions easing we were pleased to have been able to hold local drop in sessions over the 9, 10 and 11 November 2021 in Ford, Dalavich and Inveraray, during the second public exhibition period.

You are still able to provide your views, as we have set up this website to continue a conversation with the local community as the project progresses - please fill in the feedback form, ask us a question or request a call back on the Get in touch page . You can also take the opportunity to find out more about our development team and Statkraft in the UK.

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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, Argyll and Bute Council and other statutory and non-statutory bodies on the level of study required (known as "Scoping"). 

     

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

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

  • Stage 4: Construction (12 - 18 months)

    If Car Duibh 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 (35 - 40 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 or an option could be taken to repower the project.

The project team

Scott Vallance
Senior Project Manager
Ciaran Black
Project Developer
Ruth Semple
Community Liaison Manager
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