RES is exploring the potential for a wind farm of up to 10 turbines at Cairnmore Hill, approximately 4.5km west of Scrabster. We are also looking at the possibility of involving energy storage as part of the project.
In July 2016 RES submitted a Scoping Report to Highland Council following initial survey work to assess the site's viability. The Scoping Report sets out the anticipated scope of works required for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and a copy of the report can be viewed and downloaded here. Over the next few months we will undertake detailed EIA site surveys and assessments in order to help us develop the design.
We are also consulting on the proposal and held public exhibitions in November 2016 in order to engage with the local community and listen to their views. More information can be found here.
The results of the environmental work, together with the consultation feedback, will be used to inform the detailed design of the proposed wind farm and reported in the Environmental Statement which will form part of any planning application that is submitted.
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