Welcome to Dorenell Wind Farm
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 will be known as a 'Variation and Extension' by Scottish Government, who will ultimately consider the application. The latest Community Open Days were held in the Cabrach and Dufftown on 17 and 19 June 2014.
To view the Community Open Day exhibition boards, all the relevant Environmental Statement documents for the original proposal and the Scoping Report for the redesign process, please click here.
AUGUST 2015 NEWS UPDATE: Moray Council not to object to the Dorenell Wind Farm Variation and Extension. Further details can be found here.