The Vale of Leven project team would like to thank residents and community representatives who made it along to the Information Days in Balloch, Gartocharn, Bonhill and at the Loch Lomond Rugby Club on the 28th and 29th of November.
The Information Days gave us an opportunity to present the project that has been submitted to the Energy Consents Unit and provide information on how to make a representation as well as the next steps in the planning process.
The closing date to make a representation is 10 December 2023 (although the Energy Consents Unit may take representations after this date) and you can find details on how to do that here. Please find a link here to the Information Boards.
A Section 36 Planning Application for Vale of Leven Wind Farm has now been submitted to the Energy Consents Unit by Coriolis Energy.
The Vale of Leven Wind farm proposal, located to the east and north east of the Vale of Leven area, is for up to 10 turbines up to 250m to tip in height, with a capacity of 70MW for onshore wind, if consented, this could deliver enough renewable energy to power over 50,000 homes. The proposal also includes co-located battery storage to maximise the use of the grid connection.
The Vale of Leven Wind Farm proposal includes a proposed community benefit package of £5,000 per MW of installed capacity, which would generate £350,000 per annum for the lifetime of the project. In addition to community benefit, the development will be offered as a shared ownership wind farm, giving the local community the opportunity to invest in the wind farm.
The project team will hold a series of Information Days to showcase the submitted project and for local residents and organisations to examine and discuss the application with the project team. The Information Days will take place at:
The Balloch House, Balloch on Tuesday 28 November 2023, 12noon – 3pm;
Kilmaronock Millennium Hall, Gartocharn on Tuesday 28 November 2023, 4.30pm – 7.30pm;
Loch Lomond Rugby Club, Beechwood Drive, Alexandria on Wednesday 29 November 2023, 12noon – 3pm; and
Dalmonach Community Centre, Bonhill on Wednesday 29 November 2023, 4.30pm – 7.30pm.
The Vale of Leven planning documents can be accessed online at the Energy Consents Unit’s website at www.energyconsents.scot under the application reference: 00003468.
We would like to thank all stakeholders for their feedback to date. We have a fixed wind farm design and we are finalising submission documents with the aim of submitting an application in October 2023. Shortly afterwards, we will announce a series of further local Public Exhibitions where we will provide details of the proposed development.
Vale of Leven Wind Farm Ltd are very proud to sponsor the Renton Craigandro FC 2009 boys team kits this season and we wish them all the best for the season ahead.
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to attend the Exhibition Event at the Loch Lomond Rugby Club on the 23 March and for the feedback on the proposal, which included positive, neutral and negative comments on the wind farm plans. We will take into account comments as we progress the project.
We aim to submit an application in Summer 2023 and will hold further information events at submission. Thank you.
We are pleased to share that we will be hosting a public consultation event at the Loch Lomond Rugby Club, Beechwood Drive, Bonhill on Thursday 23rd March 2023 from 2pm to 7pm to provide local residents with the latest news and updates on the proposal and the associated community offering.
The Vale of Leven Wind Farm proposal includes a community benefit package of £5,000 per MW of installed capacity, which would generate approximately £350,000 every year (index linked) for the lifetime of the project. The community benefit would be for the surrounding communities of the wind farm and we are keen to hear views from residents and groups on ideas around the use of community benefit. In addition to community benefit, the wind farm will be set up as a community/shared ownership wind farm, giving the local community the opportunity to invest in and have a stake in the wind farm.
Members of the project team will be on hand at the event to answer questions and listen to views in relation to all aspects of the proposal. Any questions or feedback can also be sent via the Get in Touch page of our website, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce that drop in Public Exhibitions for the Vale of Leven Wind Farm proposal will be taking place as follows:
Kilmaronock Millennium Hall, Gartocharn, G83 8N – Tuesday 11 October 2022, 2pm – 7pm
Balloch House Hotel, Balloch, Alexandria, G83 8LQ- Wednesday 12 October 2022, 2pm – 7pm
Dalmonach Community Centre, Bonhill, Alexandria, G83 9AU – Thursday 13 October 2022, 2pm – 7pm
As the wind farm proposals begin to take shape, information and materials on the project will be available and members of the project team will be on hand to answer questions and listen to views in relation to the wind farm proposal.
Feedback forms will also be available at the exhibition locations. You can also provide feedback via this website via the form on the Get in Touch page, or by sending an email to email@example.com.
4th May 2022: Scoping Opinion request submitted to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit (ECU).
Scoping is undertaken to refine the scope of the assessment of environmental impacts
and ensure that it is robust but focused in its approach on potentially significant effects.
This will be achieved by inviting the Scottish Ministers and consultees to:
• Specify aspects of the environment and issues relating to these that should be
considered and addressed in the EIA (with emphasis on any issues local to the
• Comment on the proposed approach to the EIA;
• Comment on or recommend, where appropriate, assessment methodologies; and
• Highlight other relevant bodies or organisations that may have a vested interest
in the scheme or be able to provide relevant information.
Once the scoping opinion has been received from the ECU, the response will be
analysed, and the relevant points raised therein taken forward and used to inform the