Narachan Wind Farm

Site Name

Narachan

Site Location

Approximately 4km east of Tayinloan

Proposed Turbine Height

180m to blade tip

Proposed No. of Turbines

11 (amended from 17)

Approximate Installed Capacity

72 MW

Planning Authority

Argyll and Bute Council (Section 36 site)

Predicted Community Benefit Fund

£5,000 per MW per annum or agreed Scottish Government equivalent at commissioning 

Status

In planning - scheme amended October 2021

Project Description

Narachan Wind Farm is situated approximately 4km east of Tayinloan on the Kintyre Peninsula in Argyle and Bute. Narachan consists of 11 wind turbines with a tip height of 180m which, if consented, will generate up to 72 MW of green energy.

Project Application

An application was submitted to the Scottish Government's Energy Consents Unit (ECU) in January 2020. Following feedback and an extensive redesign process as described within the documents on the right of this page, we have submitted an amendment to reduce the scheme to 11 turbines predominately to reduce visual impact. 

Project Engagement

Public exhibitions were held in August 2019, November 2019 and January 2020, and regular dialogue has taken place since with consultees and community representatives regarding a potential redesign. 

Documents have been provided within this page to view and download which explain the rationale behind redesign, and where we are with the project as of October 2021. 

Visualisations and comparative visualisations are too large to upload to the project website but are available on request from the Project Manager and would be provided via file sharing website. The full LVIA pack can also be viewed on the ECU website below. Please contact Craig Potter - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for any file requests. 

From Monday 25th October 2021, the amendments will be 'live' as part of the Section 36 application. The full project file can be viewed by going to www.energyconsents.scot and using the search function to find case ECU00001884. The files relating to the amended development can be found from pages 15 to 26. The formal consultation period will be open to provide comment directly to the Energy Consents Unit until Sunday 21st November 2021 unless otherwise agreed with the ECU Case Officer.