An application to replace an existing wind turbine at Balallan’s Community Hub with a bigger and more effective model in line with other community buildings in the Islands is being considered by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s planning department

The proposed 10 kilowatt, Aircon 10S galvanised steel turbine would measure 15.5 metres in height and be situated on a crofting apportionment approximately 300 metres to the north east of the building which was formerly Balallan Primary School. 

It would replace an existing turbine situated beside the old school building.  Associated cabling would be underground.

The applicant has also requested a small extension to the old school building to house an electrical inverter and other ancillary equipment.