Tay Forest District Wind Farm- Elrick

  • LOCATIONNorth-West of Birnam in Perth & Kinross
  • NO. OF TURBINES13
  • ANTICIPATED WIND FARM SIZE32.5MW
  • GENERATING LIFE25 years
  • STATUSScoping
Elrick Wind Farm

In June 2015, PNE WIND UK Limited was acquired by Brookfield Renewable, and is now known as Brookfield Renewable UK Limited. All materials and applications related to projects will now be under the Brookfield brand. 

 

Introduction

 

We are currently working in close partnership with the Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) to bring forward proposals for the Tay Forest District Wind Farm- Elrick, on land North West of Birnam.

 

We have been undertaking a range of feasibility assessments to understand the suitability of the site for wind farm development. We are now able to progress with the comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which includes bird, mammal, habitat and landscape surveys. This will help us to ensure the Wind Farm will feature a design sensitive to the natural features of the site. The findings of the EIA will be presented as an Environmental Statement (ES), which we would submit alongside our planning application.

 

There is currently an 80metre Meteorological Mast on the Tay Forest District Wind Farm- Elrick site. The application (ref: 13/01925/FLL) can be found here.  

 

The Scoping Report and associated figures are available to view in the downloads section below.

 

Keeping you informed

As part of an extensive engagement programme, we held the first round of public exhibitions on Tuesday 10 December from 16.00-20.00, and Wednesday 11 December from 10.00-14.00 at the Birnam Arts and Conference Centre, Station Road, Birnam.

The information that was on display is available to download below.

 

Community

A Community Liaison Group (CLG) has been created to ensure that the proposal for the Tay Forest District Wind Farm- Elrick takes account of local people's views. The CLG will receive regular project updates and input into all aspects of the Wind Farm's development. Further information and minutes from these meetings will be made available to view here.

 

The renewable energy programme planned on the National Forest Estate is a new opportunity designed to ensure that communities have flexibility in how they benefit from development in their area. For further information please visit our FAQ page.

You can contact the project team directly via uk@brookfieldrenewable.com or on 0131 243 9100.

Latest News

  • Community Learn More About PNE Plans

    Local residents were welcomed to the PNE WIND UK public consultation exhibition at the Birnam Arts and Exhibition Centre over the past two days, where they were able to learn more about proposals to develop the Tay Forest District Wind Farm- Elrick.

    posted on Dec. 12, 2013, 12:47 p.m.

  • Public Consultation for Tay Forest District Wind Farm- Elrick

    Edinburgh based renewable energy company, PNE WIND UK, has announced it will be hosting two public consultation exhibitions in Birnam on the 10th and 11th December.

    posted on Dec. 5, 2013, 10:27 a.m.