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Latest updates Slickly Wind Farm

30 Nov, 2019

On this page, you will find the latest project updates and public consultations on Slickly Wind farm.

March 2021

We have submitted our Supplementary Environmental Information, which makes slight adjustments to our proposal, including reducing the height of two turbines to 135 metres. Read our press release.

October 2020

Our application to install a met mast on the Slickly site has been approved by The Highland Council. The installation of the met mast will take place in Spring 2021, weather permitting.

August 2020

An application to install a temporary meteorological mast (met mast) on the site has been submitted. The mast would be a total of 80 metres tall, and be installed for a maximum period of five years. Met masts on wind farm development sites are common practice, and serve to provide a deeper understanding of the nature of the wind resource on the site.

January 2020

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our consultation events. We have submitted our planning application to The Highland Council.

November 2019

Public events were held on 19 November 2019 to display updated plans and discuss the final design before submitting an application to the Highland Council. 

Download the leaflet including information shown here.

Thank you to everyone who attended one of our events or returned a reply card to give their views as we developed the project.

September 2019

After nearly a year since our first exhibitions, work progressed on the design of the wind farm based on feedback received and ongoing studies on and surrounding the site. Community feedback was important in this process. 

Exhibitions were held between 3-5 September and displayed a change in design to increase in the overall height of the turbines of 15 metres, with increased output potential.

  • Canisbay Village Hall, Canisbay, Caithness, KW1 4YH
  • Lyth Village Hall, Lyth, Caithness, KW1 4UD
  • Keiss Village Hall, High Street, Keiss, Caithness, KW1 4XB
  • Auckengill Village Hall, St Clare Hall, Auckengill, Caithness, KW1 4XP

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 local communities near the site.

November 2018

Four public consultation events were held between 19-21 November to allow local residents to meet the team and to view and comment on the proposals.

  • Lyth Village Hall, Lyth, Caithness, KW1 4UD
  • Canisbay Village Hall, Canisbay, Caithness, KW1 4YH
  • Auckengill Village Hall, St Clare Hall, Auckengill, Caithness, KW1 4XP
  • 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.

Slickly Wind Farm Community Liaison Group
We have had regular meetings with representatives from the surrounding Community Councils and established a Community Liaison Group (CLG). Members include Dunnet & Canisbay, Bower, Sinclairs Bay and Castletown Community Councils.

The CLG provides a forum where local community representatives can feedback valued opinions on all aspects of the project and receive updates on the proposed development.

We would like to thank all the members of the CLG who have given their time throughout the planning process to discuss the evolving plans and give their input on our public engagement activity.

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

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