Planning Application Lurg Hill Wind Farm

In July 2017 the application for Planning Permission for a proposed Wind Farm at Lurg Hill was submitted to The Moray Council. Following this vento ludens met with local Community Councils to provide an update regarding the project and planning consultation process.

 

Lurg Hill is a site located in Moray Scotland approximately 7.5 km south of Cullen and 8.5 km northeast of Keith.   The site’s current land use is as a plantation of commercial forestry at varying ages of maturity.

 

Environmental studies of the site have been conducted for a number of years to determine its potential for wind farm development. In July of 2015 the initial findings of these investigations were compiled into a Scoping Report and submitted for comment to the Local Planning Authority, The Moray Council. At this time a 6 turbine proposal was envisaged.

 

A Public Exhibition was held in December 2015 to present a draft wind farm design and environmental data about the site. This exhibition took place at the Jubilee Hall in Deskford, close to the Lurg Hill site. Following examination of all the environmental constraints identified on and around the site, the design was updated to reposition and reduce the overall number of turbines from 6 down to 5. 

Lurg Hill

The proposed scale of turbine is up to 130 m to tip height and up to 85 m to hub height. The full planning application report and consultation responses will be available for download from The Moray Council’s planning information portal.   

 

Enquiries relating to this proposal can be directed to the Community Liaison Manager, Meg Deasley. Tel: 0131 448 0181, Email: meg@dochertyconsulting.com.