Planning permission has been granted to develop a new wind farm near the villages of Fintry and Kippen in Stirling.
Planning permission has been granted to develop a new wind farm near the villages of Fintry and Kippen in Stirling. An application was submitted by Force 9 Energy LLP and EDF Renewables to build five wind turbines at Shelloch Windfarm in the Fintry Hills. The site, which lies approximately 4.5km north-east of Fintry and 6km south of Kippen, is currently open moorland and rough grazing.

An application was submitted by Force 9 Energy LLP and EDF Renewables to build five wind turbines at Shelloch Windfarm in the Fintry Hills.

The site, which lies approximately 4.5km north-east of Fintry and 6km south of Kippen, is currently open moorland and rough grazing.

Of the five wind turbines, two will have a maximum tip height of 180m, which will have red aviation night time lights attached, and three will have a maximum tip height of 149.5m.

In their submission to Stirling Council’s Planning and Regulation Panel, the applicant stated that around 30 jobs will be created during construction of the wind farm, which is anticipated to have an overall generating capacity of up to 24 MW.

Convenor of the Planning and Regulation Panel, Councillor Alasdair MacPherson, said: “As a Council we are always looking at ways to diversify and expand renewable energy generation.

“The transformation needed to tackle the climate and nature crises, together with the impact of the pandemic, means supporting green investment is one of our key priorities for the coming years.”

Vice Convenor, Councillor Graham Houston, said: “As well as reducing the carbon footprint of electricity and creating new jobs, this wind farm will see money re-invested in our local communities by the developer for the benefit of local people.”