Talladh-a-Bheithe Wind Farm, located on the Talladh-a-Bheithe Estate, north east of Bridge of Gaur, Rannoch, Perthshire within the Perth and Kinross Council Area

Statement on behalf of:  
Talladh a Bheithe Estate and eventus duurzaam B.V. /Talladh a Bheithe Wind Farm Ltd

Through recent dialogue with the Scottish Government, the applicant has been informed that the s36 application for Talladh a Bheithe Wind Farm will be returned to the applicant. Following careful consideration, and reflecting on our own assessment of the current planning climate, the  impact of current changes to support mechanisms and subsequently the impact on the project economics, we have decided not to challenge the decision to return our application. We are obviously disappointed and this decision has not been taken lightly, however we would especially like to thank the people within the surrounding community who have supported the project to date.  
At this point we cannot currently comment on possible future actions and developments relating to the project, but will carefully look at the project and associated constraints, and consider our options with a view to bringing forward a viable project in the future unsubsidised renewable energy world.

 
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Following extensive community consultation and environmental studies,
Talladh-a-Bheithe Wind Farm Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eventus BV,
has submitted proposals to Scottish Ministers for permission under s36 of
the Electricity Act (1989) to construct a 24 turbine wind farm within the
Talladh-a-Bheithe Estate, 25km south of Dalwhinnie and 14km west-north-west
of Kinloch Rannoch.
The plans could produce around 75MW of power and present a range of community benefit opportunities, including an annual contribution of £5,000 per MW of installed capacity, equivalent to approximately £375,000 per year.

Discussions are currently being pursued with local residents regarding community ownership models and further information can be found here.

 

Details of the application and a copy of the Environmental Statement are available for inspection, during normal office hours at:

  • Perth and Kinross Council, Pitlochry Area Office/Library,
    26/28 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5BX
  • Aberfeldy and Kinloch Rannoch Medical Practice,
    The Surgery, Kinloch Rannoch, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5PR

Representations can be made by email to The Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit mailbox at representations@scotland.gsi.gov.uk 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 5 August 2014.

 
 
Further information

E: talladhabheithe@communityline.org
T: 0203 128 6321