Green Burn Wind Farm

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
Braemar Road
Bridge of Cally
PH10 7JL

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

Alyth Library
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

Blairgowrie Library
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.


Supplementary Environmental Information Submitted for Green Burn Wind Farm

News update 20th September 2016

ABO Wind UK Ltd has yesterday submitted to Perth and Kinross Council Supplementary Environmental Information (SEI) for the proposed Green Burn Wind Farm.

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.

Perth and Kinross Council will carry out a full consultation exercise and reopen public consultation. Should members of the public wish to make a formal representation to Perth and Kinross Council regarding the SEI, this should be directed in writing to Perth and Kinross Council Planning Department or the Council's e-Planning website using the planning reference number 15/01691/FLM.

The SEI documents will soon be made available by Perth and Kinross Council for the public to view on the Council’s e-Planning website. ABO Wind will make additional copies of the SEI available in the local communities. Please check our website next week for updates on when and where these copies can be viewed.

ABO Wind will be holding an Information Day at the Bridge of Cally Hall on Thursday 6th October 2016 from 12.30pm to 6.30pm to inform the local community of the changes and display the SEI documents.


Public Information Days 7th-9th October 2015

News update 13th October 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended our public information days for the proposed Green Burn Wind Farm, held between 7th and 9th of October in Bridge of Cally, Kirkmichael, Alyth and Blairgowrie. We appreciate people taking the time to find out more about our proposed development.

A copy of the information panels that we used at the information days can be downloaded from the link below:

Information Panels

Please also see below our news update from 28th September with further information on where to view the Environmental Statement for the proposed Green Burn Wind Farm.


Planning Application Submitted for Green Burn Wind Farm

News update 28th September 2015

ABO Wind, on behalf of Green Burn Wind Farm Ltd, has submitted a planning application to Perth and Kinross Council for the proposed Green Burn Wind Farm.

The development site, where a scheme for 11 turbines is being proposed, is located on the lands of Shieldrum and Blackhall Farms, approximately 11km north-west of Alyth and 5km north-east of Bridge of Cally. The site is located within the local authority area administered by Perth and Kinross Council and is adjacent to the existing Drumderg Wind Farm.

The outcome of the Environmental Impact Assessment work has helped shape the design of our proposed wind farm and has been presented in an Environmental Statement along with the planning application.

Once our planning application has been registered by Perth and Kinross Council, hard copies of the Environmental Statement will be available for the public to view in the following locations:

Perth and Kinross Council
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Monday to Friday from 8.45am - 5pm

Alyth Library
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

Blairgowrie Library
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

Kirkmichael Village Shop
Main Street, Kirkmichael, Blairgowrie, PH10 7NT
Monday to Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Should you wish to make any formal representation to Perth and Kinross Council regarding the proposal, this should be directed in writing to Perth and Kinross Council Planning Department or on the Council's e-Planning website. Please keep checking our website for further updates on when the application has been registered.

The Non-Technical Summary of the Environmental Statement is available to download from our website using the link below. The full Environmental Statement can be purchased from us on DVD for £25 or in hard copy for £975, please contact us should you wish one of these. Alternatively, the Environmental Statement can be downloaded from Perth and Kinross Council's e-Planning website.

Green Burn Non-Technical Summary

Further Round of Information Days

As part of our commitment to widespread consultation and in addition to the public exhibitions held in February 2015, we are inviting all interested parties to a further round of information days to view the Environmental Statement.

Three information days are being staged as follows:

Wednesday 7th October 2015
Bridge of Cally Village Hall
Braemar Road
Bridge of Cally
PH10 7JL
2pm - 7.30pm

Thursday 8th October 2015
Kirkmichael Village Hall
Kirkmichael
PH10 7NX
9.30am - 12.30pm

Alyth Town Hall
Albert Street
Alyth
PH11 8AX
2pm - 7.30pm

Friday 9th October 2015
Blairgowrie Town Hall
Brown Street
Blairgowrie
PH10 6EX
2pm - 7.30pm

For further information, please contact Clark Crosbie, Lead Development Project Manager,

ABO Wind UK Ltd, 1 Houstoun Interchange, Livingston, EH54 5DW.

T: 0800 066 5631

E: greenburnwindfarm@abo-wind.com

A formal consultation period will take place once the planning application has been registered by Perth and Kinross Council, when members of the public and other organisations, will have the opportunity to make their formal representations on the application to the Planning Authority.


Public Exhibitions 25th-27th February 2015

News update 3rd March 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent public exhibitions for the proposed Green Burn Wind Farm, held between 25th and 27th of February in Alyth, Blairgowrie, Bridge of Cally and Kirkmichael. We appreciate people taking the time to find out more about our proposed development and providing us with feedback.

A copy of the information boards, visualisations and newsletter from the exhibitions can be downloaded from the links below:

Information Panels
Hill of Alyth Visualisation
Knocky Wood, Blairgowrie Visualisation
South of Bridge of Cally Visualisation
A93, West of Hill of Kingseat Visualisation
A93, Middleton Farm Caravan Park Visualisation
February 2015 Newsletter


Green Burn Wind Farm Public Exhibitions: 25th - 27th February 2015

News update 11th February 2015

ABO Wind UK Ltd, on behalf of Green Burn Windfarm Ltd, is proposing to submit a planning application to Perth and Kinross Council in summer 2015 for Green Burn Wind Farm.

The proposed development site, where a scheme for up to eleven turbines is being considered, is located on land at Shieldrum Farm, approximately 11km north-west of Alyth and 5km north-east of Bridge of Cally.

Prior to submission and as part of its commitment to early, widespread consultation, ABO Wind UK Ltd is inviting all interested parties to view and comment on the proposals for the Green Burn Wind Farm.

Four public exhibitions are being staged as follows:

Wednesday 25th February 2015
Alyth Bowling Club
Alexandra Street,
Alyth, PH11 8AS
2pm - 8pm

Thursday 26th February 2015
Kirkmichael Village Hall
Kirkmichael, PH10 7NX
10am - 2pm

Thursday 26th February 2015
Bridge of Cally Village Hall
Braemar Road,
Bridge of Cally, PH10 7JL
4pm - 8pm

Friday 27th February 2015
Blairgowrie Town Hall
Brown Street
Blairgowrie, PH10 6EX
2pm - 8pm

Further information on the proposed development is available at www.greenburnwindfarm.co.uk or by contacting Lucy Forte, Development Project Manager, ABO Wind UK Ltd, 1 Houstoun Interchange, Livingston, EH54 5DW

T: 0800 066 5631
E: greenburnwindfarm@abo-wind.com
W: www.abo-wind.co.uk

Any further representations to ABO Wind UK Ltd, on behalf of Green Burn Windfarm Ltd, from the public on the proposals should be made in writing by Friday, 6th March 2015 using the contact details above.

In accordance with The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (Regulation 7(2)(b)), as amended, all pre-application comments made to ABO Wind by that deadline will inform the proposed planning application, but would not be considered as representations to the Planning Authority. A formal consultation period will take place once the planning application is submitted, when members of the public, and any other organisations, will have the opportunity to make their formal representations on the application to the Planning Authority.


Green Burn Wind Farm, Newsletter #1, August 2014

News update 8th August 2014

As part of its extensive community engagement process, ABO Wind UK issued the first Green Burn newsletter to all residential properties in the Mount Blair Community Council area and also to all residential properties within 5km of the proposed development area. A copy of the August newsletter can be downloaded here. If anyone living in the local area did not receive a copy of the newsletter, and would like to be included on our mailing list, we would be pleased to hear from you by email, letter or telephone at our Livingston office.


ABO Wind UK
1 Houstoun Interchange
Livingston
EH54 5DW
T: 0800 066 5631
E: greenburnwindfarm@abo-wind.com


Green Burn Met Mast Planning Consent (14/00861/FLL)

News update 7th August 2014

ABO Wind UK Ltd has been granted planning consent by Perth and Kinross Council for a temporary 80m meteorological mast on land at Blackhall Farm and Sheildrum Farm, close to Bridge of Cally. The temporary mast is designed to measure wind speeds across the proposed development area and will be in place for 3 years. Installation of the meteorological mast is expected to commence around mid-August 2014.


Welcome to the Green Burn Wind Farm Website

News update 19th May 2014

ABO Wind UK can confirm that we are investigating the potential for a wind farm to be located on land at Blackhall Farm and Shieldrum Farm, approximately 11km north-west of Alyth and 5km north-east of Bridge of Cally in Perth and Kinross. A scheme of up to 14 turbines with a maximum generating capacity of 26 megawatts (MW) is being considered, adjacent to the existing Drumderg Wind Farm. This project will be known as Green Burn Wind farm.

As part of this process, we have this week requested a Scoping Opinion from Perth and Kinross Council to identify the scope and content of the Environmental Impact Assessment study that will need to be undertaken. A copy of the scoping report is available to download using the link below. In addition to the scoping opinion, we will also be submitting a planning application to Perth and Kinross Council for the erection of a temporary 80m meteorological mast, designed to measure wind speeds across the proposed site. A copy of the planning application will be made available to download once this has been registered by Perth and Kinross Council.

The environmental impact assessment (EIA) study forms part of a process that will help us evaluate the potential of the site and influence any design proposals. Whilst some of this assessment work has already been carried out, we anticipate that a formal planning application would not be made at least until the end of 2014. During this period, we will be ensuring that the local community is kept well informed throughout the process and will be undertaking a programme of widespread community consultation including holding various meetings, distributing newsletters, meet the buyer events and holding formal public exhibitions in order to inform local residents of our proposals. Please keep checking our website for future updates.

Further information on Green Burn Wind Farm is provided in a letter sent to stakeholders on 16th May, 2014. In total, 210 letters were sent out to stakeholders, including all residential properties within 5km of the proposed development area, based on Ordnance Survey Address Base Plus data, which use both Royal Mail and Perth and Kinross Council datasets. If anyone living in the local area did not receive the stakeholder letter, and would like to be on our mailing list, we would be pleased to hear from you by email, letter or telephone at our Livingston office:

ABO Wind UK Ltd
Alba Innovation Centre
Alba Campus
Livingston
EH54 7GA
T: 0800 066 5631
E: greenburnwindfarm@abo-wind.com

Alternatively, if you would like to be removed from the mailing list, please also get in touch.

Download:
Green Burn Scoping Report




Contains Ordnance Survey data Crown copyright and database right 2011

Location of the proposed Green Burn Wind Farm

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