Vale of Leven Site Location
Coriolis Energy and ESB are seeking to develop a wind farm in West Dunbartonshire, called Vale of Leven Wind Farm.
The project is located in the Lomond Ward:
The proposals are for 10 turbines.
The location is largely within an ‘Area with Potential for Wind Energy Development’ as mapped by West Dunbartonshire Council and we understand the site benefits from good wind speeds.
In addition, the site has the advantage of good access to the local road network for the delivery of components, is in close proximity to the National Grid network and indeed a consumer base in the Clyde Valley.
The 10 turbines are expected to have a maximum tip height of up to 250m and a capacity of approximately 7 MW, giving a maximum capacity of approximately 70 MW.
The initial layout has been informed by a detailed design process considering a number of technical, environmental, planning and commercial factors. This layout may be subject to revision in light of continued environmental surveys we are taking forward in addition to feedback from consultees and local communities.
Environmental Impact Assessment
We have specialist environmental and technical consultants progressing many of the studies that will make up the project’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The information from these studies is being used to develop our proposals and to identify ways in which we may remove, reduce or mitigate any potential impacts.