MEALL BUIDHE WIND FARM
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Meall Buidhe Renewables LLP is looking into the feasibility of developing a wind farm on the Croick Estate near Ardgay, Sutherland.
Initial feasibility studies realised great potential for wind energy production on the estate 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 process, Meall Buidhe Renewables LLP plans to submit a planning application for the proposal in the summer of 2020.
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 area of search for the wind farm proposal is situated approximately 4km southwest of Rosehall and 12km west of Ardgay, in the Scottish Highlands.
The wind farm would be located on the slopes of Meall Buidhe on part of the Croick Estate, whose policies include over 5000 hectares of land. The site comprises of undulating upland habitat, which is located above the plantation woodlands that cover much of the intermediate slopes between the Kyle of Sutherland and the hilltops above Strath Oykel.
For a more detailed map of the site and it's situation please visit 'Our Proposal' webpage.
Meall Buidhe 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 the northeast and north of 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.
Meall Buidhe Renewables LLP is keen to offer the same opportunities to the local communities surrounding Rosehall, Oykel Bridge, Culrain and Ardgay and believes that the Croick Estate has great potential to make a significant contribution to Scotland’s renewable energy targets.