The Glenshero Wind Farm proposal, we believe, is an appropriate development that would have a significant positive impact both locally and nationally. Further details can be found below;
- Glenshero will provide a significant benefit to both the national and local economy with an anticipated capital investment of up to £158M, with approximately £23M being invested in the Highlands economy through construction.
- Glenshero Wind Farm will provide a secure, low carbon source of electricity as part of their unique GREENSTEEL strategy. This will present SIMEC with a platform for continued industrial growth and will also allow SIMEC to support new business opportunities in Scotland.
- As part of the GREENSTEEL strategy steel for the towers could be rolled at Liberty’s Dalzell plant and manufactured at a potential new towers factory.
- SIMEC is offering the local community the opportunity to take a stake in Glenshero Wind Farm through a Shared Ownership offer of up to 5%. This share could act as a long-term enabler of investment for the local area, creating sustainable communities.
- The proposed turbines are within an area identified by Highland Council as having the potential for wind farm development.
- Glenshero is located outside designated areas for nature conservation, landscape, wild land and cultural heritage.
- The wind farm will not be visible from surrounding settlements.
- Glenshero will minimise the amount of new track constructed by utilising existing infrastructure by accessing via a neighbouring wind farm.
- Glenshero will facilitate further investment in the wider estate e.g. tourism, sporting interest, housing stock, access, hydro schemes which in turn will significantly benefit the local economy.
If you would like to support Glenshero
You can register your views on the application via the Energy Consents Unit website, via email or directly via post. The correspondence should identify the project and the application reference number – “Glenshero Wind Farm – ECU00000517”.
Website – www.energyconsents.scot/Register.aspx
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters can also be sent via post to;
Energy Consents Unit
5 Atlantic Quay
Glasgow, G2 8LU