Falck plans 49MW Scottish wind farm

An application to build a 49MW wind farm in South Lanarkshire, Scotland has been submitted on behalf of Italy’s Falck Renewables and its local partner RDC.

The two developers hope to build the 14-turbine project at Leadhills, says environmental consultancy Atmos Consulting, which handled the application on their behalf.

The project site is within the 50km buffer zone of the Eskdalemuir seismic monitoring station, run by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and used to detect events such as nuclear tests around the world.

Wind development is heavily restricted inside the buffer zone, and the MoD has objected to new projects since 2009.

Atmos says the local authority will now consult over the application, with a decision expected late this year.

Falck and RDC have co-developed seven wind farms in the UK.