Scotland gives go ahead for tallest wind farm: The Scottish Government has given the green light to what is claimed to be Scotland‘s ‘tallest’ wind farm.
Developed by the energy firm Banks Renewables and located in East Ayrshire, with 22 turbines the Lethans wind farm turbines are at a maximum height of 220 metres, which is thought to be the tallest turbines granted planning permission in Scotland to date.
105.6MW is the maximum output the wind turbines will be able to generate.
The wind farm is predicted during its lifespan of thirty years, to contribute £7.1 million to East Ayrshire Council’s Renewable Energy Fund and another at least £7.1 million into a local community benefit fund.
Sustainability and External Affairs Manager, Robin Winstanley at Banks Renewables, said: “As well as being a meaningful advance in Scotland’s green energy agenda, approval for Lethans will also deliver real, deep and long-lasting benefits to the local people, the environment and to the economy of East Ayrshire.”
Scotland gives go ahead for tallest wind farm