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Limekiln Wind Farm

Limekiln Wind Limited

Notice ID: GLA2150294

Notice effective from
6th August 2021 to 5th September 2021

Limekiln Wind Limited

Notice is hereby given that Limekiln Wind Limited, company registration number 08074755, with its Registered Office at 16 West Borough, Wimborne BH21 1NG, has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the section 36 consent to construct and operate a wind farm known as Limekiln Wind Farm, 2km south of Reay, in Caithness, Highlands within the administrative area of The Highland Council (Central Grid Reference 98270 60620) previously consented on 21st June 2019 by the Scottish Ministers (“variation application”).  The proposed variation is subject to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). An EIA Report has been produced to accompany the variation application for consent. Limekiln Wind Limited has also applied for a direction under section 57(2ZA) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 to vary the planning permission deemed to be granted by a direction given by the Scottish Ministers under section 57(2) of that Act on 21 June 2019 (“the section 57(2) direction”)
The variation application seeks to make the following variations:
? Increasing the maximum tip height of all turbines to 149.9m;
? Removal of one borrow pit;
? Rerouting certain access tracks to take account of the removal of a borrow pit;
? Increasing the operational period of the wind farm from 30 to 40 years;
? Relocating the construction compound and increasing its size from 100m x 100m to 150 x 100m. 
? Relocating five water crossings and allowing for an additional two water crossings;
? Increasing the size of the crane hardstandings from 40 m x 22 m to 40 m x 35 m; and
? Removal of the permanent anemometer mast.
A summary of the variation application, a copy of the variation application, a copy of the original section 36 consent and section 57 direction decision letter and the EIA report prepared in relation to the proposed varied development are available for public viewing on the application website: and on the Scottish Government Energy Consents website at under application reference ECU00003303.
Copies of the variation application and the EIA Report may be obtained from Limekiln Wind Limited (telephone: 01202 847680 / email: at a charge of £750 per hard copy and free on DVD/CD. Copies of a short Non-Technical Summary are available free of charge.
Any representations to the application may be submitted via the Energy Consents Unit website at;  by email to the Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit mailbox at; or by post to the Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU, identifying the proposal and specifying the grounds for representation. Please note that there may be a delay in the Energy Consents Unit receiving representations by post.
Written or emailed representations should be dated, clearly stating the name (in block capitals), full return email and postal address of those making representations. Only representations sent by email to will receive acknowledgement.
All representations should be received not later than Tuesday 14th September, although Ministers may consider representations received after this date.
Any subsequent additional information which is submitted by the developer will be subject to further public notice in this manner, and representations to such information will be accepted as per notice.
Where Scottish Ministers decide to exercise their discretion to do so, Scottish Ministers may cause a Public Local Inquiry (PLI) to be held.
Following examination of the environmental information, Scottish Ministers will determine the application in two ways:
• Consent the proposal, with or without conditions attached; or
• Reject the proposal
General Data Protection Regulations
The Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit processes consent applications and consultation representations under the Electricity Act 1989. During the process, to support transparency in decision making, the Scottish Government publishes online at A privacy notice is published on the help page at This explains how the Energy Consents Unit processes your personal information.  If you have any concerns about how your personal data is handled, please email .


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