Windfarms - further environmental information
How do we minimise the environmental impact of windfarm developments?
The majority of windfarm applications are required to submit an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) with their planning application.
Reviews of Environmental Statements
The Council has commissioned several reviews of the EIA Environmental Statements (ES), these determine whether the ES adequately address the issues. The reviews also identify what additional work may need to be undertaken by the applicant to address any shortcomings and confirm the conclusions of the ES.
British Geological Survey hydrogeology reports
The reviews undertaken by the British Geological Survey (BGS) looked at:
- effects on ground and surface waters
- the long-term impact of the proposal on ground and surface waters
- harm to human health
- harm to the quality of aquatic ecosystems or terrestrial ecosystems dependent on groundwater
- impairment or interference with amenities or other legitimate uses of the environment
In addition the studies suggest any mitigation measures necessary to protect the water environment.
New Acoustics Noise Reports
The reviews under taken by New Acoustics looked at the potential impact of noise of people.
You can view all of the reviews commission by the Council here, for copyright reasons some these are not available for printing.
Abercairney Wind Farm
Calliachar Wind Farm
Drumderg Wind Farm
Green Knowes Wind Farm
- Green Knowes BGS Report [454Kb]
- Green Knowes 1 Noise Report [145Kb]
- Green Knowes 2 Noise Report [47Kb]
Griffin Wind Farm
Knowehead Wind Farm
Little Law Wind Farm
Lochelbank Wind Farm
Mellock Hill Wind Farm
- Mellock Hill BGS Report [423Kb]
- Mellock Hill 1 Noise Report [462Kb]
- Mellock Hill 2 Noise Report [379Kb]