CREAG DHUBH WIND FARM
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Creag Dhubh Renewables LLP is looking into the feasibility of developing a wind farm at Creag Dhubh near Strachur, Argyll and Bute.
Initial feasibility studies realised great potential for wind energy production and encouraged the business to work on developing a proposal that is both sensitive and appropriate to the local area.
Following a review of the results of the Environmental Impact Assessment, an application for planning permission was submitted to Argyll and Bute Council in December 2019.
This website is intended to allow news and information related to the proposal to be communicated between the project development team and the surrounding local communities.
The site is located in Argyll and Bute, the site boundary situated over 1km to the northeast of the village of Strachur, with the proposed wind turbines located approximately 3km from the village.
The wind farm would be located on the slopes of Creag Dhubh, 484m AOD at its summit, and partially below Creag an t-Suidheachain, in an area of commercial forestry and open moorland. There are several waterbodies within close proximity of the proposed turbine locations that drain the site to the River Cur, with the most notable entitled the Allt Mor.
For a more detailed map of the site and it's situation please visit 'Our Proposal' webpage.
Creag Dhubh Renewables LLP is a partnership comprising members of Scotland’s agricultural sector who have ambitions to help Scotland meet its energy requirements through utilising the country’s abundant wind resource. The Partners aim to develop, build and operate wind energy projects throughout Scotland, whilst keeping and building strong relationships with local communities.
The Partners have been involved in a number of successful projects over the past decade. A strong emphasis has been placed on working together with local landowners to deliver the benefits of renewable energy to rural businesses, whilst an effort has also been made to provide an opportunity to local communities to get involved in projects.
Creag Dhubh Renewables LLP is keen to offer the same opportunities to the local communities surrounding Strachur and believes that the Creag Dhubh has great potential to make a significant contribution to Scotland’s renewable energy targets.