East Ayrshire Council
Energy & Waste, Wind
Key Project Information
- Due to the overall size of the scheme, Wind Farm application was subject to a Section 36 application, determined by the Scottish Government.
- The Civil Aviation Authority requires that all turbines above 150m have night time lighting.
Lethans Wind Farm at New Cumnock, East Ayrshire, was granted planning permission in March 2018 for 22 turbines with a range of tip heights, some up to 176m in height to tip.
The scheme had a 30-year operational lifespan.
We provided specialist environment and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA) services as the application was subject to a Section 36.
We provided specialist night time lighting assessment documentation, a new and niche area of assessment.
Working closely with the client and Scottish Natural Heritage to develop a bespoke methodology in order to accurately assess and document the likely effects of the turbine lighting, including the production of night time photomontages.