|Location||2.5km north east of Rosehall|
|Project scope||19 turbines|
|Turbine height||Up to 59m to hub, 90m to blade tip|
Turbine deliveries 9 March -14 April 2012
We plan to begin the transport of wind turbine components to Rosehall Wind Farm from Friday 9 March 2012 and continue until 14 April 2012.
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Turbine Deliveries notice (PDF, 470KB)
If you have any questions please contact Liz Fraser on 0800 0569 090 or email email@example.com
Click to download the latest (issue 4) of the Rosehall newsletter.
December 2011 Newsletter (PDF, 4.77MB)
Click here to download the latest (issue 3) of the Rosehall newsletter. June 2011 newsletter (PDF, 396KB)
The A839 section of road has now been upgraded and the section re-opened. We would like to thank the community for their patience during the construction works.
A839 road closure
The A839 road upgrade between Lairg and Rosehall will take place from 7 March 2011 to 8 April 2011. During this time the road will be closed between the Achany wind farm junction and the Altass junction to allow the works to be completed as soon as possible. Access to properties within the closure will be maintained. Diversion routes via the A836 and A837 will be signposted during the works. Emergency procedures are in place to allow the A839 to temporarily re-open in the event of the A837 closing due to flooding.
For more information please contact our dedicated project free phone line on 0800 0569 090.
Felling on site started in March 2010. Preparations for site investigation works and access tracks will start later in 2010 with construction of Rosehall wind farm starting in September 2010.
Community liaision group set up
The Rosehall Wind Farm Community Liaison Group, which will meet on a quarterly basis, has been set up to act as a forum for the discussion, exchange and dissemination of information between the local community, E.ON, its representatives and statutory public bodies for the construction of Rosehall Wind Farm. The group included representatives of Lairg, Creich and Ardgay & District Community Councils.
A newsletter will be produced to keep the local communities updated with progress of the construction project. This will be distributed via Council Service Points in Lairg and Bonar Bridge,
Rogart village shop and Rosehall Post Office and uploaded on this page.
We're currently completing various planning conditions.
We received planning consent for Rosehall on 17 October 2007 from the Highland Council after a three year planning process.
The Rosehall wind farm site was identified following a site search across the Highlands area. We've carried out necessary environmental studies to ensure there will be no significant effects on local people or on wildlife. The South and East Sutherland Local Plan is supportive of wind power in appropriate locations where any adverse effects are minimised.
The Rosehall wind farm would:
- Provide around 12,301 homes' annual electricity needs - that's approximately half the homes in a city the size of Inverness
- Save more than 22,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year*
- Contribute to the Scottish Executive Renewable Energy Targets (31% by 2011, 50% by 2020)
- Provide a community fund over the project's lifetime
In March 2006 Blanket Testing was carried out in Larig in conjunction with Age Concern. One hundred blankets were exchanged, ensuring that everyone who visited left with a safe electric blanket. This programme seeks to influence older people by highlighting the importance of electric blanket safety and is as much about education and awareness as it is about the provision of free tests and replacement blankets.
' UK average annual consumption 4,725 kWh per home
* Based on the Government's long term marginal plant figure of 430g CO2/kWh