Welcome

Welcome to the Creggan Wind Farm community website.

Burcote Wind is taking forward a Section 36 application for the 17 turbine Creggan Wind Farm located north-west of the village of Glenbarr in West Kintyre.

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.

Creggan Wind Farm has the potential to provide sufficient electricity to meet the needs of up to 33,552 homes and to displace up to 61,548 tonnes of CO2 per year, based on the average generation mix of Scottish power sources.

Burcote Wind is committed to ensuring the local community benefits from having a wind farm in their area. We are continuing to consult the local community about how a community benefit fund worth £255,000 per annum or  almost £6.75 million over the lifetime of the wind farm could best be deployed to support community initiatives.

This level of community benefit is calculated based on 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 wind farm developments, which is why we have undertaken an extensive period of community consultation before submitting a planning application, so that local community views can help to shape development at the site.

Despite the wide ranging benefits associated with the development, Creggan Wind Farm was refused by Scottish Ministers on 23rd June 2017.  Burcote Wind will now review the reasons for the refusal before considering next steps for the development.

We will keep this website regularly updated with news and additional information about the proposed Creggan Wind Farm.

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