Logiealmond wind project
Logiealmond is an onshore wind project situated near Bankfoot on the Mansfield Estate, Perthshire. The site is approximately 13 kilometres northwest of Perth and approximately 10 kilometres west of Dunkeld.
Vattenfall’s predecessor in the UK, AMEC Wind Energy Ltd, submitted an application for a 14 wind turbine proposal to Perth & Kinross Council in August 2007. Following an appeal by AMEC Wind Energy a Public Local Inquiry into the proposal was completed November 2009 and in July 2010 the Scottish Government refused the appeal.
Vattenfall is studying the Scottish Government’s decision to refuse the appeal for Logiealmond and so it is too early to say what our next steps will be. Vattenfall has worked closely with Mansfield Estates, who own and manage one of Perthshire's principle attractions, Scone Palace. It was hoped that, with ongoing consultation, the local economy would have benefited greatly from the operation of the wind farm. According to an independent report from Roger Tym & Partners, Logiealmond Wind Farm would help inject the equivalent of £1 million annually into the Perthshire economy.
In April 2009, independent researchers Facilitating Change, conducted a representative survey of local people's opinions and found that more than half of respondents supported the Logiealmond Wind Farm proposal, with a majority of more than 80% supportive or with no strong opinion.
In spring 2009 Vattenfall held a ‘Fresh Start’ open day in the Bankfoot Church Centre in Bankfoot to introduce the company to local people.