PNE WIND UK Tralorg Wind Farm Plans Approved


PNE WIND UK plans for new turbines in South Ayrshire have been backed by a Scottish Government Reporter after a successful appeal.


The Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals, today (21 February 2014) upheld the PNE WIND UK appeal for the Tralorg Wind Farm, near Girvan. The Reporter visited South Ayrshire to review the company's proposals after the council rejected the application for the proposals last year.


Although the Tralorg Wind Farm planning application had received widespread support in the community and had received no objections from any of the fifteen statutory consultees, including Scottish Natural Heritage, MOD and Historic Scotland, the proposal was rejected by South Ayrshire Council's regulatory Panel in March 2013.


The Tralorg Wind Farm project is for 8 turbines with an installed capacity of up to 20 MW, and will be the Edinburgh based onshore wind developer's first consented wind farm in Scotland.


George Mager, Managing Director at PNE WIND UK said:


"We have always been confident that the Tralorg Wind Farm was a sensitively designed application in an appropriate location and we are delighted at the Reporter's positive decision today to uphold our appeal.


PNE WIND UK is making a significant contribution to the UK's energy market by pursuing an ambitious growth strategy and this positive outcome for Tralorg Wind Farm marks a successful milestone in the history of our Edinburgh based company"