Operational/Built Wind Farms in Dumfries and Galloway (01/08/2016)

(includes development of 1 MW and/or over 80m turbines)

 
  No. MgWatts Capacity output
Windy Standard  36  0.6  21.6
Artfield Fell  15  1.3  19.5
Artfield Fell ext  7  1.3  9.1
Wether Hill  14  1.3  18.2
Craig  6  2.5  15
Minsca  16  2.3  36.8
Dalswinton  15  2  30
North Rhins  11  2  22
Carscreugh  18  0.85  15.3
Barlockhart  4  2.5  10
Harestanes  68 2  136
Whinney Rig  4 ?  6?
Plascow  3    2.4
       
Total Onshore   =   13  217    341.9
       
Robin Rigg (off shore)  60  3  180
       
Total in D & G   =   14  277    521.9

 

Consented but not constructed

 
Airies  14  2.5  35
Barlockhart Moor Ext  4    8.2
Blackcraig  23  3  69
Brockloch Rig (Windy Standard ext)  30  3  90
Craig  2  2.5 5
Crossdykes  15   48
Ewe Hill  22  2.3  51
Gass Farm  9  2.3  20.7
Glenchamber  11  2.3  25.3
Kilgallioch* (some in Ayrshire)  80 (96) 3  200 (239)*
Knockman Hill  5  1  5
Minnygap  10  2  20
Mochrum Fell  8  3  24
Sandy Knowe  24  3  72
Sanquhar  12    50?
Solwaybank  15  2  30
Stranoch  24    60
Torrs Hill  2  2  4
TwentyShilling Hill  9  3  27
Whiteside Hill  13  2.3  29.9
Windy Standard ext  30  3  90
       
 Total   =   21  362    964.1

* varying figures for numbers in D & G

Applications awaiting decision

 
 Annabaglish  14  2.5  35
 Auchencairn    withdrawn 07/05/15  16    28
 Auchleand     withdrawn July 16  7  3.4  23.8
 Balunton, Glentrool 9    28.8
 Barcloy Hill   (Refused At Appeal)   5  2.5  12.5
 Benbrack  18  3.4  59.4
 Blackwood, High Auldgirth (refused by council 5/16)  5  2  10
 California    refused at appeal 19 July 16  7  3  21
 Craig Ext  2  2.5  5
 Harestanes ext (refused by SG) 7  2.3  16.1
 Hartwood Hill   (withdrawn by developer 11/15)  7  3  21
 Knockendurrick decision date agreed – 31/12/16  7  3.4  23.8
 Larbrax (Refused by council Aug15) (At appeal)  8  2.5  20
 Loch Hill (again!)  8    20+
 Loch Urr   (withdrawn by developer)  26  3.2  83.2
 Loganhead, Langholm  13  3.2  41.6
 Longburn  10  3.6  36
 Magheughan Rig – Sanquhar Six Coomunity WF  6   19.8
 Margree  17  2.5  42
 Quantans Hilll   (withdrwan)  19  3  57
 Shennanton (at appeal)  12  2.5  30
 South Kyle  50  3.4  170
 Spango   (refused by council Sept 15)  14  3.5  49
 Ulzieside  12  2  24
 West Scales (withdrawn by developer 11/15)  5  3.3  16.5
Windy Rig  16  3  48
       
 Total   =  16  207   593.4

 wind farms on D & G's borders will have significant impacts on our landscapes:-

 

Clyde  – 152 turbines   (plus an extension of a further 52 submitted to the Scottish Government Oct 2011)

Earlshaugh – 24 turbines just 2 miles from the Devil's Beef Tub

Beckburn – 9 turbines just 2 miles from Gretna – Welcome to Scotland!

 

Wind Farms in scoping

 
Arnsheen, Knowe 12 ? ?
Bargrennan 15 5 45
Barlay Hill 10 ? ?
Barskeoch 1 1.5 1.5
Benshinnie, Parton    12/E/2/0013 24 3 72
Black Burn Carsphairn ? ? unknown
Buccleuch Estate 140? 3? 420?
Collieston Hill 13/E/2/0005 18 3 54
Darngarroch, Corsock 30 ?  50+
Duncow Common, Dalswinton 6 2.5 15?
Enoch Hill 19   57?
Euchanhead 31 3 93
Hopsrig (Buccleuch Estates)  18  3? 54?
Kirkconnel and Cormilligan ? ? ?
Kissock and Breconside (LOTUS HILL) 16 ? 40+
Knocknalling, Dalry  14    44.8
Knockower, Loch Doon 16 3 48
Marnhoul, CD 16 3 48
Millrigg, 1 2.6 2.6
Mindork 21 3 63
Moorbrock Hill, Carsphairn ( Community Windpower!) ? ? unknown
Pencloe,  New Cumnock 33 ? 90+?
Pibble/Mark Farm Creetown (2 x 78m)  2    1
Sanquhar II 20 5 100
Shepherd's Rig 45 3 135
South Mains, Sanquhar 3   ?
Stroanshalloch, Moniaive 16 3 48?
Wether Hill ext 13 2? 26?
Windy Rig 16 3 48
Windy Standard III 25 3 75
       
 Total = 30     580+   1700+?

 

Refusals and withdrawals 

Barcloy Hill 5 x 115m 12.5 Refused at appeal
Barnbackle 2 x 100m 5 Refused at appeal
California 7 x 110m 21 Refused at appeal
Chapman's Howe 3 x 100m 5 Refused at appeal
Doon Hill 2 x 100m 5 Refused at appeal
Galtway Hill 2 x 100m 4.6 Refused at appeal
Harestanes Ext 7   Refused at appeal
Hill of Ochiltree 10 x 100m 25 Refused at appeal
Loch Hill 11 x 100m 25.3 Refused at appeal
Mayfield 6 x 130m 20.4 Refused at appeal
Newfield 21 x 125m 63 Refused at appeal
Sandy Knowe 30 90 Refused by SG
Total = 10 92 277.7 REFUSED
       
Arriequhillart 18 54 Scheme abandoned
Auchencairn 16 28 withdrawn 07/05/15
Auchleand 7 23.8 withdrawn 7/16
Blackmyre Moor, Creetown 10? 25? Scheme abandoned
Hartwood Hill, Hightae 7 21 Withdrawn
Loch Urr 26   Withdrawn
Mark Farm, Creetown ? ? Scheme abandoned
West Scales 5 20.7 Withdrawn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Turbines 50m – 99m high

 

Stewartry Area    
     
Auchenlosh, Dalbeattie 1 x 74m? scoping
Baerlochan, Twynholm 1 x 105m scoping
Byecroft Farm SW Dumfries 1 x 80m scoping
Corra Farm, Kirkgunzeon 1 x 78m scoping
Culcaigrie, Twynholm 1 x 66.6m scoping
Culdoach, Tongland 2 x 48m Refused by council
Culnaughtrie, Auchencairn 1 x 75m REFUSED by Scot Govn
Erncrogo Hill, Crossmichael 1 x 66.7m scoping
Farhills, Auchencairn 1 x 65m scoping
Fell Hill, Auchengibbert, Crocketford 1 x 66.6m scoping
Garrochar Tree Farm, Creetown 1 x 65m scoping
High Barcaple Ringford 1 x 62m Approved at appeal (13/P/2/0044)
Guffogland, Dalbeattie 1 x 55m Refused at appeal 12/P/2/0317
Knockman Hill 5 x 81m  Approved by council
Little Sypland, KBT 1 x 74m Approved at appeal 12/P/2/0296
Marnhoul Farm, Dalry 1 x 80m Refused by council
Meikle Culloch 1 x 80m scoping
Pibble, Creetown 2 x 78m scoping
Plascow Farm, Dalbeattie 3 x 84m 3 x 74m approved by PAC
Standingstone Farm, Borgue 1 x 35m now approved
Trostrie, Twynholm 1 x 53.7m Approved by SG
Valley View, Ringford 1 x 80m scoping
West Kirkcarswell 1 x 56.3m Refused by SG
West Kirkcarswell 1 x 79m REFUSED by SG
   25  
Wigtownshire Area    
     
Corhulloch farm, Mochrum 1 x 100m 12/E/1/0069 scoping
Doonhill Farm, Newton Stewart 1 x 60.9m 11/P/1/0049 A/D
Drumrae Farm, Whithorn 1 x 78m 13/P/1/0034 A/D
High Milton Farm, Elrig 1 x 54m 11/P/1/0079   A/D
Home Farm, Dunragit 2 x 66.6m unknown
Mid Gleniron Farm 1 x 75m 12/E/1/0018 scoping
Macher Stewart Farm, Sorbie 1 x 61m 13/E/1/0004 scoping
Stonehouse Farm, Whauphill 1 x 67m 13/E/1/0020 scoping
Upper Challoch & Glen Park Farm 1 x 74m 12/E/1/0204 scoping
West Glenstockadale, Leswalt 1 x 56.3m 13/E/1/0010 scoping
  11  
Nithsdale Area    
     
Ingleston Farm, Moniaive   11/E/3/0001 1 x67m EIA required
   1  
  37  

Off shore there are potentially 500-1,000 turbines across Luce Bay

DONG ARE SURVEYING OFFSHORE FOR 40 X 190M TURBINES JUST 8KM FROM THE COASTLINE BETWEEN KIRKCUDBRIGHT BAY AND LUCE BAY.  AND NO THAT IS NOT AN ERROR – 190M HIGH.  ROBIN RIGG IS 9KM FROM BALCARY AND ARE 125M HIGH!

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5 Responses to Growth of Wind Farms in Dumfries and Galloway

  • Rae Leigh says:

    We believe there are over 1,000 turbines at various stages in the planning sysytem, over 50m to tip. The impact across D & G will, in our view, be significant and devastating if even a fraction of these applications are approved.

    Part of the problem is that many people are totally unaware yet of the extent of wnat has been approved but not yet built. Around Dalswinton there are presently 15 operational turbines but with construction starting on the 71 turbines at Harestanes (Forest of Ae) this year, decisions waiting on 16 at Auchencairn Forest, 5 at High Aulgirth and an additional 19 at Harestanes itself, the area will change significantly.

    Many people have commented to us about the destruction of the landscape where the Clyde wind farm is being built Sadly, there are plans afoot to extend by another 52 turbines.

    You are correct in that the problem stems from national policy but there are some councils now starting to take a stand, both in Scotland and England. We need people to wake up to the situation, write to their MSP's, MP's, councillors and D & G council asking them to stand up for the landscape, heritage, businesses and local residents of this beautiful region. Let's hope we have some independent thinkers who care about D & G and are prepared to stick their heads above the parapet and not blindly follow the sheep in front – otherwise it is a lost cause…

    Re Loch Urr – there is a new group, set up to fight the development at http://www.savelochurr.com/

  • Phil Armstrong says:

    Looking at your site it appears that 831 turbines are either consented or in the planing stage. This is surely a disaster for the region in terms of tourism. I often travel to the M74 via the Dalveen pass (A702) and the scale of the Clyde farm is staggering. A visitor to the region recently commented to me on how the turbines spoilt the ‘barren desolate landscape’. Even the M74 and the rail line has less impact impact on the landscape than just a few turbines and they are more useful. It now must be time to call a halt to this industrialisation. At present there are not many places in the region that don’t give a view of turbines, no surprising really given that they are all on elevated positions.
    The problem is Mr Salmond & Co are all for it so D&G Council stand little chance. If Harestanes & Loch Urr I’ll be surrounded. These developments are fueled by the promise of big cash from government, removed this and would they be visble, I think not.

  • Simon says:

    Short term gains for a very few landowners, orders for turbines manufactured on the continent, and the end of the beautiful scenery that is the trade mark of Scotland.
    If the fallacy of onshore wind is not stopped soon the tourism industry of Scotland will die a death and the inhabitants condemned to live in a decimated environment.
    And as for the economic viability to justify this form of renewable energy – don’t make me laugh.

  • Blusteryweather says:

    Why would anyone want to come to Scotland now? The country is being plastered with these ugly monsters. They are an ‘eyesore’ and built out of sheer greed for money.

  • barry chopping says:

    I came across your website whilst trying to find information on the extent of proposed wind turbine development in the region.  It is most informative & confirms my worst suspicions that we are all sleepwalking into a veritable environmental nightmare on account of the scale of this development.
    I live in Dalry & would be interested to see a map of the proposed small scale developments in the Glenkens.

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