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and approximately 1.7 kilometres (km) south of the village of Lamington and 5.7 km northeast of Abington - Planning Application

ML12 6FXPublished 22/11/23Expired
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What is planned?


Notice is hereby given that Grayside WF Ltd (company registration number SC639213, registered address Culter Allers, Coulter, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, ML12 6QB), has applied to the Scottish Ministers for consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct and operate Grayside Wind Farm on land approximately 1.7 kilometres (km) south of the village of Lamington and 5.7 km northeast of Abington (Central Grid Reference 299800, 628300). The application also requests that a direction be made by the Scottish Ministers under section 57 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997. The installed capacity of the proposed Grayside Wind Farm would be up to 105 MW, comprising 15 wind turbines with a ground to blade tip height of 200 metres, and a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) with approximately 20 MW (peak output) and a storage capacity of 40 MW-hours. The proposal is subject to Environmental Impact Assessment.

Grayside WF Ltd has now submitted additional information to Scottish Ministers, which includes information relating to the removal of six wind turbines and associated infrastructure, and provides an update to the assessments of impacts on landscape, ecology and ornithology, socio-economics and carbon emissions.

Copies of the additional information and the application (‘the information’) are available for public inspection in person, free of charge, during normal office hours at:

Opening Hours
Biggar Library
Monday 09:30-12:30, 13:30-16:00
Tuesday 09:30-12:30, 13:30-16:00
Thursday 15:00-20:00
Friday 09:30-12:30, 13:30-16:00
Saturday 09:30-12:30, 13:30-16:00
Market Rd, Biggar,
ML12 6FX
Coulter Village Hall
Available only by prior appointment (01899 220
425) and during times when the Hall is booked
for events by others.
32 Birthwood Rd, Coulter, Biggar,
ML12 6PT

The information can also be viewed on the application website at or at

Copies of the information may be obtained from Riversdale Enterprises Ltd at, or Envams Ltd (telephone: 07828 529 831/email: at a charge of £1,800 for a hard copy, and £20 on USB. 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.

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 8th January 2024, 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 this notice.

As a result of a statutory objection from the relevant planning authority, or where Scottish Ministers decide to exercise their discretion to do so, Scottish Ministers can also cause a Public Local Inquiry (PLI) to be held.

Following examination of the environmental information and all views and representations received, Scottish Ministers will determine this application for consent in one of two ways:
Consent the proposal, with or without conditions attached; or
Reject the proposal

All previous representations received in relation to this development remain valid.

General Data Protection Regulations

The Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit processes applications under the Electricity Act 1989. To support transparency in decision making, the Scottish Government publishes representations online at A privacy notice is published on the help page at This explains how the Energy Consents Unit processes your personal information and includes contact details for any
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