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Wind farm expansion approved

1 Feb 17 The Scottish government has approved plans to increase the size of a South Lanarkshire wind farm.

Banks Renewables development director Colin Anderson
Banks Renewables development director Colin Anderson

Hamilton-based Banks Renewables has received permission from the Scottish government’s Energy Consents & Deployment Unit (EDCU) for its Kype Muir Extension wind farm, south of Strathaven. 

The 15 turbine, 51MW, expansion will increase the total capacity at Kype Muir to 139MW and turbine population to 41.

Banks Renewables has already appointed Raeburn Drilling & Geotechnical of Hamilton to undertake site investigation work; the Central Scotland team of Euroforest, based in Dumfriesshire has been appointed for the forestry work and RJ McLeod of Glasgow has been for appointed to undertake the balance of plant works on site at Kype Muir.

Banks Renewables development director Colin Anderson said: “Both the government and the council clearly appreciated of the positive impact the Kype Muir Wind Farm can have on the surrounding area and the people who live there.”

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