Green Cat were engaged as planning and environmental consultants to develop the Glen Ullinish Wind Farm project from initial conception, through project design, consultation, full EIA and eventual consent. The project consists of 14 wind turbines of 120m to tip height with an annual energy output of 111,000MWh/yr and is capable of providing electricity to power 25,000 homes.
The development site had complex on-site constraints. The final layout design is the result ofan extensive and diligent design process which aimed to strike the optimum balance between minimising environmental impact, respecting engineering requirements andensuring a viable scheme in terms of energy production. The key design principles behind the proposed scheme aimed to:
Extensive pre-planning consultation was undertaken with the key regulatory authorities and advice given throughout the process was incorporated into the project design and closely followed in the EIA process.
The development gained consent in March 2015 and is awaiting construction.