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This Archive contains around 600 detailed documents and illustrations relating to the planning of Viking Wind Farm. This large body of material is fully searchable using the website's Google Custom Search box.

A new section has been added containing the full Sandwater Road planning application.

Materials were added in November 2018 for Viking Energy's Section 36 variation application to increase turbine tip height. This is the documentation submitted to the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit in support of a minor increase in the permitted size of the wind turbines.

The other main sections of the Archive contain the Environmental Impact Assessment 2009, which consists of the five volumes of documents prepared for Viking Energy's initial application for planning consent, which was to build 150 turbines. 

The following year, in response to consultation, Viking Energy removed 23 turbines, mainly from areas of deep peat or sensitive bird breeding sites. This required submission of a modified Environmental Statement to build 127 turbines. It makes up the Addendum 2010 section.

Also featured are some archive publications from the period prior to Viking Energy gaining consent in April 2012 for a 103-turbine wind farm.

Sandwater Road planning application

Sandwater Road Volume 1 – Non-Technical Summary

Sandwater Road Volume 2 – Written Statement

Sandwater Road Volume 3 – Figures

Sandwater Road Volume 4 – Technical Appendices

Section 36 variation application to increase turbine tip height

Volume 1 – Non-Technical Summary

Volume 2 – Main Report

Volume 3a – Figures

Volume 3b – Visual Representations

Volume 4 – Technical Appendix

Other Documents


Project information day - Boards 1-5

Project information day - Boards 6-10

Information boards from the public information sessions in the halls at Voe and Whiteness & Weisdale on 12th June 2019. These comprised a project update and a display on the proposals for three temporary construction compounds.

Tip Height Variation Exhibition

Information boards from the tip height variation exhibition - Voe Public Hall 2nd Oct 2018.

Letter granting consent for Viking Wind Farm

Scottish Ministers granted planning permission to build and operate 103 wind turbines subject to 50 conditions.

Addendum 2010

Vol 1 - Non-Technical Summary

Vol 2 - Written Statement

Vol 3 - Figures

Vol 4 - Appendices

Environmental Impact Assessment 2009

Non-Technical Summary

Environmental Statement

Figures and Images

Technical Appendices

Appendix Figures

Planning Statement (June 2009)

Viking Energy Updates

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