In September 2021 EDF Renewables secured consent to build 6 wind turbines at Camilty Wind Farm. The wind turbines will have a tip height of 149.9m and the operational life of the wind farm will be 30 years. EDF-Renewables is now exploring the potential for a Private Wire cable connection to distribute the clean, renewable energy generated by the Wind Farm, near Harburn, to a local multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer near Drumcross, West Lothian, details below. Once operational, Camilty Wind Farm will generate a community benefit fund worth approximately £125,000 per year for the communities surrounding the development. Over the lifetime of the project, this will total approximately £3.75 million.
The Camilty Wind Farm Virtual Pre Application Consultation Event took place from Thursday 19th November until Thursday 3rd December 2021, click here to access. Exhibition materials will be available for viewing (and downloading) during this time, and members of the public will also have an opportunity to arrange a call back to discuss the proposals with the project team. There will also be an opportunity to make comment on the proposals during this two week consultation period. All comments must be sent to EDF Renewables at this stage, and not to West Lothian Council. Comments can be made via the virtual exhibition, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to EDF Renewables, Atria One, Level Seven, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX. There will be an opportunity to make representations to West Lothian Council when a formal planning application for the proposal is submitted, which we currently expect will be in January 2022.