Wind Farm Map

Here is the official 'Its In The Wind' interactive wind farm map for South Carrick and the immediate area. The map shows all wind farms in the area that are operational, under construction or working their way through the planning system. Detailed info boxes are displayed when you click on an area. Currently, the map can also show non-coastal SSSIs, Special Conservation Areas (recognised internationally), as well as small and large individual wind turbine developments by checking the appropriate checkbox under the map.

The map retains full Google Maps functionality, so you can zoom and pan etc. to your heart's content! There is an optional sidebar on the left hand side of the map that you can display by clicking the >> button at the top of the map. This can be used to help locate specific developments - in case you are not sure where they are. You can hide the sidebar by clicking the << button.



A full screen version of this map (without the map key, statistics and summary) is available here. A second version of this map is available here which allows you to select the individual components to display on the map. This version is useful for finding out where individual developments are if you are not sure (since you can click on individual map element name on the left hand side to display the appropriate info box on the map).



Map Summary
Capacity
(MW)
TurbinesArea
(acres)
Status
Airies Farm46201,173pre planning
Arecleoch120609,637operational
Artfield Fell19.515500*operational
Artfield Fell Extension28.67250*approved
Assel Valley42.517988waiting approval
Breaker Hill19.515680waiting approval
Dersalloch69232,500*waiting approval
Glenapp & Loch Ree100369,000pre-planning
Glenchamber25.3111,294under appeal
Glenvernochunknown101,200*pre planning
Hadyard Hill120522,965operational
Hill of Ochiltree2310444waiting approval
Kilgallioch297999,404waiting approval
Mark Hill84282,920operational
North Rhins2311325*operational
Straid36.814229waiting approval
Tralorg Hill208254waiting approval
Hadyard Hill Extensionunknownunknownunknownpre-planning
Sclenteuchunknownunknownunknownpre-planning
Stranochunknownunknownunknownpre-planning
Totals1074.243643,763
* approximation - official figures unavailable


Current Statistics
Approximate area of land represented by installed/consented wind farms16,597 acres
Industrial turbines installed/consented173
Industrial turbines installed/consented capacity395.1MW
Industrial turbines installed/consented likely annual output1901,881MWh
Number of 'average' households consented/installed turbines are likely to supply per year2187,892
Industrial turbines installed/consented broad area of search utilisation (absolute)64
Industrial turbines installed/consented broad area of search utilisation (percentage)37%
Industrial turbines working their way through the planning system (where known)263
1 - assumes a load factor of 26.04%
2 - assumes a load factor of 26.04% for the quoted installed capacity
and an average annual consumption of 4800kwh per household

Worst Case Scenario Statistics
Approximate area of land represented by wind farms (where boundaries are known)43,763 acres
Equivalent percentage area of South Ayrshire1 represented as wind farms14.49%
Equivalent percentage area of Glasgow2 represented as wind farms100.91%
Industrial turbines installed/consented436
Industrial turbines installed/consented capacity1,074.2MW
Industrial turbines installed/consented likely annual output32,452,040MWh
Number of 'average' households consented/installed turbines are likely to supply per year4510,842
Industrial turbines installed/consented broad area of search utilisation (absolute)78
Industrial turbines installed/consented broad area of search utilisation (percentage)17.89%
Percentage of Scotland's planned onshore wind farm capacity516.52%
1 - assumes an area of 1,222km2 for South Ayrshire
2 - assumes an area of 175.5km2 for Glasgow
3 - assumes a load factor of 26.04%
4 - assumes a load factor of 26.04% for the quoted installed capacity
and an average annual consumption of 4800kwh per household
5 - assumes an installed onshore wind farm capacity of 6500MW



Map Key
Wind Farms
Only wind farms that have been constructed, are under construction, have submitted a pre application planning notice or an actual planning application that has not been withdrawn are shown.
SSSIs
These are land areas which in Scottish Natural Heritage's opinion are of special interest by reason of any flora, fauna, geological or physiographical features. The protection afforded these areas depends very much upon the reason for an area's individual designation. Further information on this land designation can be found here.
Special Areas of Conservation (SACs)
These are internationally recognised, strictly protected sites designated under the EC Habitats Directive. Further details of this land designation can be found here.
Broad Areas of Search
These are two of the three areas of search (as defined by the Ayrshire Joint Structure Plan) that South Ayrshire Council would prefer to be developed for large scale wind farms. The third area of search lies to the North and East of Ayr. ECON 7 (page 19) of the Ayrshire Joint Structure Plan gives more details on these areas and their intended use.
Wind Farm Turbines
These are the individual turbine locations (built or proposed) for each wind farm. This data is extracted from the individual planning applications, Pre-application notices, or other publicly available data sources. Turbine location data extracted from planning applications have a small margin of error due to 'micro-positioning' during construction, whilst turbine data taken from other sources is subject to quite frequent change.
Large Individual Turbines
These are individual turbine installations that are at least 30 metres tall.
Small Individual Turbines
These are individual turbines that are in the order of 20 metres tall (blade tip elevation) and do not constitute a wind farm per se. They are included for completeness only. Data is included back to 1/1/2008 for both South Ayrshire Council and Dumfries & Galloway.
Dead wind farms
These are Wind farms that have had their planning application refused or withdrawn by the developers. This data is provided for historical reference only.
27/2/2012
  • Statistical data updated to reflect more accurate site area estimate for Straid Farm wind farm
  • Hadyard HIill Extension met' mast #2 replotted. This application was marked as 'Application Withdrawn' some weeks ago - but has now reappeared as 'Application Approved' in South Ayrshire Council's database. Not quite sure what happened there! This is the southern of the two masts, to the east of the current development boundary
  • New, 230 foot (70 metre) met' mast plotted, southwest of Dersalloch and labelled as Linfairn net' mast. New planning application reference 12/00209/APP.
  • New, 149.9 foot (45.7 metre) turbine plotted on the edge of Mark Hill wind farm at Blair Farm - new application planning reference 12/00212/APP
  • Status of Glenchamber wind farm updated to Under Appeal.

19/2/2012
  • 2, 149.7 ft (45.65m) turbines in the Kilantringan area, south south east of Ballantrae deleted - application refused (SAC planning reference 11/00701/APP)
  • New, 230 foot (70 m) met' mast plotted in Corwar Mains farm area (between the two broad areas of search) - new application (SAC planning reference 12/00120/APP)
  • Status of single, 89 feet (27.1m) turbine at AUCHNOTTEROCH Farm (Loch Ryan area) changed to application approved (D&G planning reference 11/P/1/0286).

12/2/2012
  • Site boundry for Straid Farm wind farm updated and turbines re-numbered as per recently submitted planning application (SAC planning reference 12/00090/APPM).

6/2/2012
  • Positions and planning data updated for all 4, 47.05 metre (154 feet) Knockormal turbines, (planning reference 12/00058/APP & 12/00057/APP).
  • Single, 27 metre (88 feet) turbine added at Barskelly Farm - East of Croshill. This is an old approved application missed during my earlier trawls through the South Ayrshire planning system.
  • Single 33 metre (108 feet) turbine added at Glengennet (north east of Barr). SAC planing reference 11/01332/APP.
  • Single, 199.8 ft (60.9 metre) turbine at Minuntion removed from map - application withdrawn (planning reference 11/01238/APP).

4/2/2012
  • 4, 46 metre (150 foot) turbines plotted in the Knockormal area (outskirts of Lendalfoot). New planning application, SAC planning reference: 12/00058/APP & 12/00057/APP

29/1/2012
  • Boundary for Kilgallioch updated to reflect revised layout
  • Turbine positions and numbers updated for Kilgallioch to reflect revised layout
  • All statistics updated to reflect Kilgallioch changes
  • Status of Dowhill Farm turbine changed to Application Approved (SAC planning reference 11/00617/APP)

22/1/2012
  • 2, 100 metre turbines plotted at Glenstockdale (in the Loch Ryan area) - new application (D&G planning reference 12/P/1/0017).
  • 2, 19.02 metre turbines pltted at Merslaugh Farm (in the Loch Ryan area) - new application (D&G planning reference 12/P/1/0011).
  • Status of 2, 27.05m turbines at Greenfield farm changed to Application Approved (D&G planning reference 11/P/1/0373).
  • Status of 70 metre met' mast at New Luce updated to Application approved (D&G planning reference 11/P/1/0365).
  • Status of Arecleoch wind farm updated to Operational.

15/1/2012
  • Tralorg Hill wind farm status changed to Application submitted, turbine positions added and site boundary revised (SAC planning reference 11/01569/APPM).
  • 20 turbine potential development added at Airies Farm, Dumfries and Galloway (D&G planning reference 11/E/1/0127).
  • Status of Hadyard Hill extension met' mast corrected to Application approved.
  • 2 new met' masts plotted between Kilgallioch and Glenapp & Loch Ree for a possible new wind farm development at Stranoch (D&G planning reference 11/P/1/0362 & 11/P/1/0363).
  • Status of 2, 21.9 metre turbines at Lossat (Loch Ryan area) changed to Application approved (D&G planning reference 11/P/1/0380).
  • All statistical data updated to reflect the changes for Tralorg Hill and Airies farm wind farms.

8/1/2012
  • 2, 149 feet (45.65m) turbines at Meadowpark Farm removed from map - application refused. SAC planning application reference 11/01138/APP
  • Status of Hadyard Hill extension met' mast changed to Application approved. SAC planning reference 11/01222/APP.
  • New, 176 foot turbine added to map at Girvan Mains farm - new application. SAC planning application reference 11/01564/APP .
  • 2, 59.74 foot turbines added to map at Morriston Farm - new application. SAC plannnig application reference 11/01547/APP.

18/12/2011
  • 18.2m turbine at Drumbeg Farm (Turnberry area) removed from map - Application refused.
  • Status of 27.1m turbine at Knockiebae (New Luce area) changed to Application approved.
  • Status of 40.5m met' mast at North Threave changed to Application approved.
  • Status of 50m met' mast at Airies Farm (east of Artfield Fell) changed to Application approved.

11/12/2011
  • Southern Hadyard Hill extension mast (planning reference 11/01223/APP) removed from map - planning application withdrawn.
  • 62 ft (19 m) turbine at Auchenflower Farm - status changed to application approved.
  • 2, 59 ft (18.2m) turbines at Kiln Cottage (Turnberry area) removed from map - application withdrawn.
  • 2, 108 feet (33.05m) turbines added to map, just south of Portpatrick (new application), D&G planning reference 11/P/1/0408.

4/12/2011
  • Park Farm turbines (2 @ 18.2m in the Turnberry area) status changed to Application approved
  • Birniehill Farm turbines (2 @ 18.2m in the Turnberry area) status changed to Application approved
  • Glenside Farm turbine (39.5m D&G planning reference 11/P/1/0297) removed from map - planning application refused

27/11/2011
  • Turbines for Dersalloch wind farm added.
  • 47 metre turbine plotted at Broomknowes farm (outskirts of Maybole).
  • 40 metre met' mast plotted at North Threave farm (south east of Turnberry).
  • Status of 17.75 metre North Ballaird turbine changed to Application approved

21/11/2011
  • Minuntion farm turbine added (east of Pinmore, 199 feet elevation).

20/11/2011
  • Sclenteuch wind farm met' mast status updated to Application approved.
  • 2 new small turbines added (for a new application) in the Loch Ryan area (Lossat turbines 1 & 2). D&G planning reference 11/P/1/0380.