Grayside Wind Farm

Introduction

Grayside WF (the Applicant) are proposing to develop a wind farm on land approximately 1.7 kilometres (km) south of the village of Lamington, 5.7 km north east of Abington and immediately north of the existing Clyde Wind Farms in South Lanarkshire called Grayside Wind Farm. The proposal comprises up to 27 turbines with tip heights of up to 200 metres (m) and associated infrastructure. The total generating capacity of the proposal is expected to exceed 50 megawatts (MW). This website provides details of the proposal and gives local residents the opportunity to comment on the plans.

Grayside Wind Farm

The applicant

Grayside WF comprises two local landowners whose families have farmed in the area for generations and have decided to develop a wind farm themselves, setting up a company to do so. This will enable them to facilitate local investment in up to twenty percent of the Development.

Riversdale Enterprises Ltd will be assisting the Applicant in the day-to-day management of the Development. Personnel at Riversdale have previously worked for a number of wind farm developers prior to becoming an independent consultancy. They have been involved in the management of over 1 gigawatt (GW) of now operational wind farms across the UK, mainly in Scotland.

Public Consultation

Due to current Scottish Government guidelines and advice relating to COVID-19, public exhibitions were hosted online, rather than an in-person event. Having placed an advert in the Carluke Gazette, we hosted two virtual drop in Q&A sessions on 17th and 18th February 2021 for the proposed Grayside Wind Farm. In addition to this we have engaged with local Community Councils to establish additional means of communication with the community.

The aim of the exhibitions were to introduce ourselves and the project, inform the local community of the Development, and answer any questions that those living nearest to the site had.  The exhibition materials that would have been on display at the public exhibitions are now on display on this website and we would encourage you to browse through the materials available.

During these sessions, it was requested that a summary of the Q&A was made available on the website for those not able to join the session. The FAQs set out some of the main questions raised throughout the online consultation events.

A second round of public consultation will be held in summer, prior to the submission of the planning application. The purpose of future sessions is to update the community on the proposal and provide a further opportunity to submit feedback. We will advertise in the Carluke Gazette and Peebleshire News however, details of the event will also be posted on this website once dates have been confirmed.

We will continue to be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Please note that any comments submitted do not constitute a formal representation to the Scottish Government. There will be an opportunity to submit formal representations to the Scottish Government upon submission of a planning application.

We appreciate this is not the usual format for public consultation that you may be used to; however, we hope you find this website informative in the absence of an in-person event.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation.