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September 2013: Process to maximise potential at Dorenell Wind Farm begins.
Partners Infinergy and Glenfiddich Estate have announced plans to redesign the Dorenell Wind Farm in order to maximise capacity available on site. Click here for more information.
Community Open Days where people can come and view the new proposals and chat to the team will take place soon:
WHERE: Mortlach Memorial Hall, Dufftown
WHEN: 9th and 11th October 2013 from 2-7pm.
Scotland is the windiest country in Europe, and with a no-nuclear commitment, Scottish Ministers are firmly committed to developing a renewable energy policy that takes full advantage of this massive potential.
As part of this plan, Infinergy proposed Dorenell Wind Farm on the Glenfiddich Estate, approximately 8 km south-west of Dufftown. The Planning Application was submitted in May 2008, along with an Environmental Statement, to the Scottish Government. In October 2009, statutory consultee, Moray Council, rejected the plans in a close vote of 5 against 4, triggering a public inquiry. This took placed in Dufftown in November 2010. In Decemer 2011, Scottish Ministers followed the Reporters recommendation and approved the development. A Judicial Review followed, which was quashed by Lord Malcolm.
Technology has moved on significantly since the original application was submitted and as there are a number of years before Dorenell can conect to the National Grid, this is the ideal time to look to maximise potential by redesigning the site. This is officially known as an 'Extension' by Scottish Government, who will ultimately consider the application.
To view all the relevant Environmental Statement documents for the original proposal and the Scoping Report for the redesign 'Extension' process, please click here.