It has been almost two years since Limekiln Wind Farm was consented and detailed construction planning commenced. In that period several things have happened including a review of the transmission charging regime (called TNUoS) by Ofgem and the Section 11 refusal to temporarily close the core path by Highland Council. In order to deal with…

Green energy firms Infinergy and Boralex have taken the decision to seek to optimise their 21-turbine wind farm at Limekiln, south of Reay in Caithness in order to address a number of key issues. Scoping for a variation to the current Section 36 consent will be submitted to the planning authorities in the coming weeks…

Green energy developer Infinergy has submitted plans for an extension to their consented 21-turbine wind farm at Limekiln, south of Reay in Caithness. The extension of five turbines sits adjacent to the consented scheme on the Achaveilan North and Broubster Estates, both of which are managed primarily as commercial forestry plantations. Esbjorn Wilmar, Managing Director…

A Scoping Report relating to an application by Limekiln Wind Limited for the proposed Limekiln Wind Farm Extension has now been submitted to the relevant planning authorities. This proposed project is being submitted as a Section 36 Application to the Scottish Government, with The Highland Council as a key consultee. The ultimate aim of this scoping…

Green energy firms Infinergy and Boralex have announced plans to extend the 21-turbine wind farm at Limekiln (close to 90 MW), south of Reay in Caithness. The extension proposals are to the east of the current wind farm project within Broubster Achaveilan North forest and will increase the installed capacity by about 20 MW. Nick…

Green energy firms Infinergy and Boralex have welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to grant approval of their 21-turbine wind farm at Limekiln, south of Reay in Caithness. The wind farm has a grid connection contract in place for 90 MW. Esbjorn Wilmar, Managing Director of Infinergy said: “We are delighted that the Scottish Government has…

A Pre-examination Meeting (PEM), the precurser to a Public Local Inquiry, will take place at 11am on Thursday 31st August in the Weigh Inn, Thurso. The PEM allows all interested parties to meet the Reporter appointed by the Scottish Government who will discuss, with the interested parties, the topics to be covered at the Inquiry. A date for…

Overturning their planning officer’s recommendation, today the North Planning Applications Committee of The Highland Council has raised an objection to Limekiln Wind Farm Resubmission, triggering another public inquiry. The Committee Members sited concerns about visual impact on the nearby wild land area as well as on the road network and nearby village of Reay. Fiona Milligan…

The Highland Council’s North Planning Applications Committee has deferred making a decision on whether to support or object to the resubmitted Limekiln Wind Farm application. Karen Lyons of The Highland Council told Members that: “Officers were made aware this morning that at around the time of finalisation of the report, SNH had briefed the Caithness…