Craigneil Wind Farm - Latest News

Craigneil Wind Farm - Latest News


Welcome to our Craigneil Wind Farm Latest News

We regularly update this page for the latest information relating to our public consultation events and our Section 36 application, and to provide access to new project documentation as it becomes available.

West Durham Wind Farm

ESB West Durham Wind Farm, England

Summer 2018

Original Craigneil Wind Farm application submission following consultation events in Stonehaven and Netherley.

September 2022

Planning permission granted for Craigneil Wind Farm for 11 turbines at 135m tip height, generating capacity at 35 MW.

May 2024

Introduce plans for the redesign of Craigneil Wind Farm - reduced from 11 turbines to seven turbines, 180m height to tip. Capacity increased from 35MW to 42 MW.

Summer/Autumn 2024

As part of our first round of public consultation for the redesign of the consented Craigneil Wind Farm, ESB is holding two public exhibition events in Stonehaven. They are drop-in events at the following times, please do come along.


●      Mackie Academy (The Plaza), Slug Road, Stonehaven, AB39 3DF on Wednesday 19 June 2024, 4pm – 8pm

●      Old Sheriff Court House, Dunnottar Avenue, Stonehaven, AB39 2JH on Thursday 20 June 2024, 2pm – 8pm

The closing date for comments on our revised proposal for this round of consultation is 26 July 2024. We will hold a second round of public consultation including public exhibition events, planned for September 2024. Further information on this will be made available in due course.

Comments should be made to ESB at

Comments made at this stage do not constitute a formal planning representation. An opportunity to make a formal representation will exist when the subsequent planning application is made.

Thank you and we hope you can take part in the consultation events.

Autumn 2024

Submit the planning application for the proposed development.

Early 2025

Expected decision by Aberdeenshire Council on the planning application for the Proposed Development.




Contact Us

For information about the Craigneil Wind Farm project, please contact:

  • Sean Pearson, Project Manager, ESB Asset Development UK Ltd - E:
  • For media enquiries, please contact ESB's press office at: T: 00353 1 702 6009 (Media Enquiries Only) / Out of Hours: 00353 87 255 7186 (Media Enquiries Only) E:


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