Project

Creag Riabhach Wind Farm

Location

Altnaharra, Sutherland

Client

Creag Riabhach Wind Farm Ltd.

Services Used

The Creag Riabhach Wind Farm proposal comprises twenty-two wind turbines with a 125 metre blade tip height near Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands.

The Section 36 application with a 76.2MW generating capacity was supported by the Highland Council and consented by the Scottish Ministers in October 2016 despite objections from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).

Pegasus Group were appointed to undertake the planning, ES co-ordination, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA), Cumulative Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (CLVIA), Wild Land Assessment (WLA) and visualisations in accordance with the Highland Council and SNH guidance.

The LVIA considered the assessment of visual effects from six remote highland munros including the Ben Klibreck and Loch Choire Special Landscape Area (SLA). The Scottish Ministers concluded that the significant effects on wild land would be outweighed by the community benefits.

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