An Irish wind farm developer is looking to build a wind farm in the hills
around Kilmichael Glen and Ford, writes Laura Maxwell.
A pre-application was submitted to the Scottish Government by Arcus
Consultancy on behalf of Cork-based energy company Enerco on August 13.
The proposed Glasvaar development would involve 38 turbines, constructed
close to the site of the existing 21-turbine A’Cruach wind farm in the
hills at the back of Lochgair.
As submitted, the Glasvaar wind farm, involving turbines reaching 175
metres to the blade tips, would potentially generate more than 100MW of
electricity. Ancillary work would involve the creation of hard standings
for cranes, site access tracks and the construction of an electricity
Arcus Consultancy has begun pre-application consultation as part of the
environmental impact assessment process.
Within the application, Arcus Consultancy states: ‘The aim of the scoping
process is to identify key environmental issues at an early stage, to help
determine which elements of the proposal are likely to cause significant
environmental effects, and identify issues that can be scoped out for the