Arise is a Swedish wind power company which is proposing to develop a wind farm on land located 17km south of Thurso in Caithness The project is called Tormsdale Wind Farm, and comprises 12 turbines with a total generation capacity of over 50 MW, with associated infrastructure including underground cabling, access tracks and an on-site control building.
With a proposed installed capacity over 50MW, the proposal is soon to be submitted to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit for permission to build and operate the wind farm. Highland Council will be a principal consultee in considering the application.
This website provides information about the proposal and gives local residents and the wider public an opportunity to provide feedback on the plans.
Due to current Scottish Government guidelines and advice relating to Covid-19, this public exhibition is being hosted online, rather than an in-person event. We have advertised in the local newspapers and produced this website to solicit feedback from the local community.
The exhibition materials that would have been on display at the public exhibition are now on display on this website. The aim of the exhibition is to introduce ourselves and the project, inform the local community of the development proposal, and provide you with the opportunity to feedback any comments or queries you have at this stage.
We will be hosting two virtual Q&A sessions, via Zoom, on the 20th and 21st of January 2021, between 5pm – 7pm. If you would like to attend, the link to the Zoom site will be published here on the day of each event. If you are not able to attend, we encourage you to provide feedback via the Contact Us link below, using the ‘Request a Call Back’ function or the feedback form provided.
Please note that comments made through this website will be made to the prospective applicant, not the planning authority. There will be an opportunity to submit formal representations to the Scottish Government, upon submission of a planning application.
We hope you find this website informative in the absence of an in-person event, and we encourage you to use the links provided to ask us any questions you may have about the development.