Green Burn Wind Farm
Conditional Planning Consent granted
News Update 26th February 2018
The Scottish Government’s Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) granted conditional planning consent on 20th February 2018 for 11 turbines of 115m blade tip height. The reporter appointed by the DPEA also found that Perth and Kinross Council had acted unreasonably and was liable for the expenses of some aspects of the appeal incurred by ABO Wind.
With onshore wind operating today in a much more challenging, subsidy free environment, our efforts can now turn to delivering the project, so that it can start to realise its many and varied benefits.
Planning Permission Appeal Submitted
News Update 14th June 2017
On 13 June 2017 ABO Wind submitted an appeal to the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) of the Scottish Government against the refusal of planning permission for our Green Burn Wind Farm proposal. The planning application was refused by Perth and Kinross Council's Development Management Committee on 15 March 2017.
The planning application complied with all relevant technical and planning requirements and did not have any objections from statutory agencies, including the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Historic Environment Scotland and Ministry of Defence. The application was refused on the grounds of landscape and visual impact, though neither SNH - the Scottish Government’s landscape advisor - nor the Council’s own landscape advisor, recommended an objection. The development site is located within an area the Council has formally identified as having capacity for a wind farm larger, in both height and number of turbines, than the proposed Green Burn Wind Farm.
The appeal has been registered and assigned the reference number PPA-340-2109. The appeal documents can be viewed on DPEA’s website at www.dpea.scotland.gov.uk, using the reference number in the 'Search Appeals' box.
Green Burn Wind Farm Planning Decision
News update 16th March 2017
The proposed Green Burn Wind Farm planning application was refused yesterday at Perth and Kinross Council's Development Management Committee meeting.
Clark Crosbie, Head of Development, ABO Wind UK said, “We are extremely disappointed by the decision of the council’s planning committee. We have worked very closely and collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders over the past three years to develop this project and we believe very strongly it complied with all relevant technical and planning requirements.
In particular, we believe that Green Burn Wind Farm is an appropriately designed wind farm, located within an area the Council has formally identified as suitable for a wind farm of 13 to 20 turbines up to 120m high”.
We were especially disappointed with the planner’s recommendation to refuse on landscape and visual impact grounds, when neither SNH, the Scottish Government’s landscape advisor, nor the Council’s own independent landscape advisor, recommended an objection to the Green Burn Wind Farm application”.
ABO Wind will now review the decision in detail before considering our next steps.”
SEI Viewing Locations and Public Information Day 6th Oct 2016
News update 28th September 2016
ABO Wind has submitted to Perth and Kinross Council Supplementary Environmental Information (SEI) for the proposed Green Burn Wind Farm.
ABO Wind is inviting all interested parties to view the Green Burn Wind Farm SEI at the upcoming Public Information Day. The event is being held on Thursday 6th October from 12.30pm to 6.30pm at:
Bridge of Cally Village Hall
Bridge of Cally
Key elements of the SEI for the 11 turbine scheme are a reduction in blade tip height from 126.5m to 115m, reduced hub heights from 80m to 69m and slightly revised turbine locations within the application boundary. The SEI takes into account feedback from consultees since submitting the original planning application in September 2015.
The submission is available to view electronically on the Perth and Kinross e-Planning website using the Green Burn Wind Farm planning application reference number 15/01691/FLM. Hard copies of the SEI are available for public viewing at the following locations:
Perth and Kinross Council
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Monday to Friday from 8.45am - 5pm
Airlie Street, Alyth, PH11 8AJ
Thursday from 12.30pm - 4.30pm; 5pm - 8pm
Friday from 9am - 1am; 2pm - 5pm
Saturday from 9.30am - 12.30pm
46A, Leslie Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6AW
Tuesday to Thursday from 10am - 7pm
Friday from 10am - 1pm
Saturday from 9.30am - 12.30pm
Bridge of Cally Post Office
Bridge of Cally Blairgowrie, PH10 7JG
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7.30am - 5.30pm
Wednesday from 7.30am - 1pm
Saturday 7.45am - 1pm
Sunday 8.30am - 1pm
The full SEI can be purchased from ABO Wind, priced at £25 for an electronic copy, and £1300 for a paper copy.
Should you wish to make a formal representation on the SEI, a consultation period will be run by Perth and Kinross Council. Representations can be made in writing to Perth and Kinross Council Planning Department or the Council's e-Planning website using the planning reference number 15/01691/FLM.