Craigneil Wind Farm
The proposed Craigneil Wind Farm is for 11 turbines located approximately 6.5km to the northwest of Stonehaven and 11km south east of Banchory. It would be able to generate enough electricity for approximately 22,000 homes – around 20% of all households in Aberdeenshire.
In June 2021, the application was refused by Aberdeenshire Council’s Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee on a split vote of 4-4 and ESB will review the project’s position.
The wind farm had been recommended for approval by Aberdeenshire Council’s planning officers and had received no objections from any statutory consultees, including no objections from key statutory consultees such as NatureScot (formerly SNH), SEPA, the MOD and Historic Environment Scotland.
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