Welcome to the Creggan wind farm community website.
Burcote Wind is currently consulting on proposals for a wind farm of up to 26 wind turbines on land located north-west of the village of Glenbarr in West Kintyre, with an installed capacity of up to 78 megawatts (MW).
The Creggan wind farm site benefits from an excellent wind resource, with average wind speeds of around 10 metres per second (m/s). The site is remote from major settlements and there are no on-site environmental designations that would restrict its scope for accommodating a wind farm.
If approved, Creggan wind farm will produce almost 275,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity, enough to power more than 58,000 homes. That’s significantly more than the total number of households in Argyll and Bute. The windfarm will help to offset around 118,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year, reducing Argyll and Bute’s carbon footprint.
Burcote Wind is committed to ensuring the local community benefits from having a wind farm in their area. We will be exploring options with local groups for how a community benefit fund worth £390,000 per annum, or £9.75 million over the lifetime of the wind farm can best be deployed to support community initiatives.
This level of community benefit would be based on an installed capacity of 78 megawatts, with each megawatt of installed capacity providing a guaranteed income of £5000 per year for each year of the wind farm’s lifetime.
Burcote Wind is aware of the sensitivities around windfarm developments, which is why we are undertaking an extensive period of community consultation. We want to hear the opinions of local people on our proposals before we submit a planning application, so that their views can help to shape development at the site.
We will keep this website regularly updated with news and additional information about the proposed Creggan wind farm.