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Heathland Forest application submitted

Published: 03/03/2016

Partnerships for Renewables has submitted a planning application to the Scottish Ministers for its 68MW wind energy project in Heathland Forest near Forth in South Lanarkshire.  This application has been submitted through its partnership with Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) and follows extensive environmental and technical assessments of the site.

The proposed development has the potential to produce enough electricity to power almost 36,000 homes whilst displacing over 45,000 tonnes of CO2.

If the planning application is successful then a market leading community benefit fund will be available, offering £5,000 per installed megawatt per year which could provide over £340k per year to be spent on local community projects for the operational life of the project (20-25 years).  Local community groups will also be given the opportunity to invest directly in the project. 

The complete planning application can be viewed here or on the South Lanarkshire Council planning portal with a reference CL/16/0049.

Any representations to the application should be made by email to the Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit mailbox at or by post to The Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU, identifying the proposal and specifying the grounds for representation, not later than 29 March 2016.

Hard copies of the application are also on display in the following locations:

South Lanarkshire Council           West Lothian Council                   Forth Sports & Community Centre

Montrose House                                West Lothian Civic Centre             Main Street

154 Montrose Crescent                    Howden South Road                       Forth

Hamilton                                            Livingston                                        ML11 8AA

ML3 6LB                                            EH54 6FF

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