Welcome to the Moorshield community website
Wind2 has submitted a planning application to East Renfrewshire council for three wind turbines on land south west of Bennan Loch, around 1km east of the M77 and less than 1km west of the operational Whitelee wind farm in East Renfrewshire.
The proposals for Moorshield comprises three turbines, each with a tip height of 149.9 metres.
Based on an installed capacity of 15 MW (megawatts), the Moorshield wind turbines would have the potential to generate around 50,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity, sufficient to meet the needs of around 13,000 homes while offsetting approximately 16,000 tonnes of CO2 per year*, the equivalent of taking approximately 3,360 cars off the road. The wind turbine project will operate without any subsidy.
If approved, Wind2 is committed to providing a community benefit equivalent to £5,000 per megawatt of installed capacity per year. Based on 15 megawatts, this equates to £75,000 per year or £1.875 million over 25 years.
In addition, we are exploring opportunities for the local community to invest in the project whereby the community would receive up to five percent of the project’s net profit after tax in return for their investment.
The proposal directly benefits five neighbouring farms who are working together collaboratively on this project.
The proposed wind turbines are sited on marginal hill land and the ongoing income delivered by the development and associated infrastructure will provide valuable supplementary income for these families to continue with their farming enterprises.
This collaboration will support these local families and help underpin the local rural economy.
*Calculation correct as of October 2019
Wind2 has undertaken a programme of pre-application consultation regarding the planning application for Moorshield wind turbines. Our aim has been to give the local community an opportunity to give us their feedback and to help shape these proposals before we submitted the finalised planning application to East Renfrewshire Council.
As part of this programme, we consulted local community councils and hosted two local public exhibitions in Eaglesham and Newton Mearns the beginning of November 2019.
At these events, members of the project team were available to answer questions about the project and to discuss specific issues or concerns. Members of the public also had the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposals via a written questionnaire.
Anyone unable to attend these events were encouraged to provide feedback by completing the online contact form in the “Feedback” section of this website. The information boards on display at the event can be viewed and downloaded here.
If approved, Wind2 is committed to providing a community benefit equivalent to £5,000 per megawatt of installed capacity per year. Based on 15 megawatts, this equates to £75,000 per year or £1.875 million over 25 years. The wind turbines will operate without any subsidy.
In addition, we are exploring opportunities for the local community to invest in the project whereby the community would receive up to five percent of the project net profit after tax in return for their investment.
If you are a member of the local community who has particular views or experience of community ownership, please give us your feedback by visiting the “Feedback” section of this website.
The proposal will also benefit five neighbouring farms who have agreed to act collaboratively on this project. This collaboration will benefit the growth of the local economy and farming community.
You can also find out more about community ownership by visiting www.localenergy.scot
Moorshield wind turbines: site location
The proposed wind turbines will be sited on land south west of Bennan Loch, around 1km east of the M77 and less than 1km west of the operational Whitelee wind farm in East Renfrewshire.
The proposals for Moorshield comprises three turbines, each with a blade tip height of 149.9 metres.
The site can be found on Google Maps here.
We are currently preparing more detailed visual materials including photomontages and wireframes for use at our public exhibition on the 11th November 2019.
Once ready, they will be available to download here.
We want to make our pre-application public information as open and accessible as possible. We would encourage anyone interested in the proposals to come along to our public information event at Montgomerie Hall in Eaglesham on the 11th November and to fill out a written feedback form.
Full details about the event and how to get there can be found on our Public Consultation page.
You can also complete and submit an online version of the feedback questionnaire here.
Privacy Statement / Data Protection
By completing the online form below, you are agreeing that we can hold and process your personal data in relation to the current public consultation exercise for Moorshield wind farm.
- We hold all personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 and your personal data will not be transferred outside of the European Economic Area.
- We will only share your personal data with members of the Wind2 Moorshield wind farm project team for planning evaluation purposes only.
- Your identifiable personal data will not be used for any other purposes without your consent.
We will use your data to:
- Send you updates about the project (where you provide us with contact details and indicate that you would like to receive such updates).
- Prepare a Pre-Application Consultation Report to be submitted to the planning authority along with the final planning application. This will be a publicly available document. Your comments will be anonymised and we will only identify you in the report or any related documentation with your express permission.
If you provide us with your contact details, we may also contact you to ask you more about the comments you’ve made.
Project Feedback Survey
Please use the link below to complete our project survey. The link will open a survey form in a new tab.
Wind2 will be hosting a public exhibition at Montgomerie Hall in Eaglesham on the 11th November 2019 between 3pm and 7pm.
Here we will share information about the proposal, including photomontages to give an impression how the completed wind turbines will appear.
All members of the public are welcome.
For further details on the event please visit our Public Consultation page.
With staff based in Edinburgh, Perthshire, the Highlands and North Wales, the Wind2 team has significant expertise in renewable energy and a track record of successfully developing onshore wind projects throughout the UK.
For further information, visit www.wind2.co.uk.
MOORSHIELD WIND FARM LIMITED
Address; 4-5 Mitchell House, Mitchell Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7BD, United Kingdom
Company Number: SC641153