Energy Isles has submitted a planning application to Scottish Ministers under Section 36 of the Electricity Act for the erection of a 29-turbine wind farm and associated infrastructure sited in the north of Yell, with the potential to generate up to 200 MW of clean electricity.

Since the scope of the development in 2014, detailed design and survey work has been ongoing which has resulted in a significant reduction in the number of turbines from 63 to 29.

The 29 turbine design has been assessed as appropriate for the site following the results of environmental survey work, analysis of technical constraints and feedback from the ongoing consultation with the community and other key stakeholders.

The final layout is assessed within the Environmental Impact Assessment Report which has been submitted with the planning application.