Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has submitted a planning application for an 11-turbine wind farm on moorland at Rickarton located approximately 6.5km to the north west of Stonehaven and 11 km south east of Banchory. The Craigneil proposal will generate enough electricity for more than 24,900 homes.
Aberdeenshire Council’s Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee decided in December 2020 to hold a site visit for the Craigneil Wind Farm proposal.
The wind farm has been recommended for approval by Aberdeenshire Council’s planning officers and has 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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Electricity Supply Board
Established in 1927 ESB is now Ireland’s foremost energy company, ESB is working towards a brighter, more sustainable energy future by investing in low-carbon generating technologies, building smarter electricity networks and working with others to find innovative solutions to today’s energy challenges. ESB has approximately 7,150 employees and provides power to 1.5million customers.
In terms of generation, it has 4,800MW of which 13% (over 600MW) is renewables.
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