The site has an existing consent (under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989) for the development of the Muaitheabhal Wind Farm comprising 45 turbines with varying tip heights up to 150 m.
Uisenis Wind Farm is located on the same site as Muaitheabhal Wind Farm within the Eishken Estate. If consented, the Uisenis proposal would be built instead of the 45 turbines associated with the Muaitheabhal consent. Turbine technology has moved on since the Muaitheabhal consent and to ensure the option of using the latest onshore wind turbines, Uisenis Wind Farm is proposing to use a smaller number of larger turbines.
The proposal was formally submitted to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit as a new Section 36 application for consent to build and operate the wind farm (Energy Consents Unit application ref ECU00004568).
You can access the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report and planning application documents via the ‘Project Documents’ section below:
Copies of the application documentation including the EIA Report will also be made temporarily available for public viewing at the following locations.
- Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Council Building, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2BW;
- Kinloch Historical Society, Community Hub, Balallan, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9PN;
- North Lochs Community Association, Leurbost, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9NU; and
- Ravenspoint Community Centre, Kershader, South Lochs, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9QA.