On January 10th 2022, the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit granted consent for Heathland Wind Farm. This project was developed as a ‘re-design’ of the existing consented 17-turbine scheme, which was granted by Scottish Ministers in October 2018. The new consent secures planning permission for 14-turbines, with tip heights between 150 m and 180 m and an installed capacity of up to 80MW.
Arcus was first appointed by EDF-Renewables on the project in 2018 to carry out feasibility for a revised application. Since then, Arcus has led the EIA and consenting process, carrying out the majority of the specialist environmental, planning and engineering services in-house. The design process was complex due to the range of turbine heights proposed on site, with key consenting considerations including landscape and visual, noise and cultural heritage effects.
Arcus has been delighted to work with EDF-Renewables, LUC and Scottish Woodlands on this project.