EDF Energy Renewables has received planning permission from the Scottish Minister on their Pearie Law Wind Farm proposal, a 12MW wind farm.
The wind project will be located close to Cobbinshaw Reservoir south west of Livingston, approximately 4km south of West Calder, and will be composed of six wind turbines (2MW each).
According to the press release, EDF Energy Renewables ‘will now draw-up detailed plans for the construction of the wind farm. The company is committed to keeping the local community involved as it takes the development forward and will inform local residents about the construction plans and timetable once they are available.’
Director of Onshore Wind at EDF Energy Renewables, Matthieu Hue said:
“We are delighted with the Scottish Minister’s decision and the positive outcome for this wind farm proposal. It follows the recommendations made by the Reporters advising the Minister and considered all the issues raised by the Council and other interested parties.
“Pearie Law is an excellent site for the size of wind farm consented – it will provide enough low carbon electricity for the annual needs of around 6,400 homes, help meet the Scottish Government’s renewable energy targets and help secure future energy supply needs.
“We take a long term approach to our support of the communities that host our projects. The wind farm will generate significant benefits for the local economy during the construction period and, once operational, EDF Energy Renewables will pay £5000 per megawatt per year into a community benefit fund, providing a total of £60,000 every year for the life of the project to support local projects and initiatives.”