Falck happy in Assel Valley

September 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Wind Energy Tips

Falck has been granted permission on appeal to build an 11-turbine wind farm near Girvan in south-west Scotland.

The company was given the go-ahead for the up to 33MW Assel Valley project by the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals.

Falck and deveopment agent Coriolis had filed an appeal in January on the grounds of non-determination by the local council.

The DPEA reporter ruled that impacts from the project would be acceptable as long as turbines are sited in upper plateau areas and not on “prominent hilltops or valley edges”.

Falck has outlined tip heights of up to 110 metres and hardware of up to 3MW is in the frame.

Assel Valley was originally proposed in 2011 as a 17-turbine wind farm with taller tips. It is close to SSE’s operational Hadyard Hill wind farm (pictured).

Image: Scottish Government

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