SSE welcomes decision on Gordonbush Wind Farm extension

SSE has today, 29 September 2017, welcomed the decision from the Scottish Government to consent the proposed Gordonbush Wind Farm extension in the Highlands.

Last year SSE agreed to progress its proposals in line with the recommendations of the Highland Council who wanted the removal of one of the originally proposed turbines and the reduction in height of another.

SSE submitted Further Environmental Information (FEI) to the Scottish Government to quantify the environmental impacts of these changes; which it has now accepted.

The existing operational site has been a part of the East Sutherland community for over five years now and its 35 turbines have been generating enough renewable energy each year to power around 60,000 homes.

Mike Seaton, Director of Development, said: “We’re pleased to receive consent for the Gordonbush Extension project, having adjusted our proposal to accommodate the recommendations of the Highland Council. We will now consider the best way possible to take this project forward.”

The Gordonbush wind farm has provided the communities of Brora, Golspie, Helmsdale and Rogart with more than £1million of funding for local projects through the Gordonbush Wind Farm Community Fund.