Turcan Connell has been at the forefront of advising on wind energy development in Scotland since the late 1990s and has advised more than 300 Scottish landowners and a number of developers on such projects.
On top of our experience in negotiating Option Agreements, Leases and other contracts for wind farms, we have particular expertise on the interplay between agricultural and crofting law and wind farms and have devised novel ways of addressing the various interests involved.
We have advised landowners and developers on "farm-scale" and Feed-in Tariff developments and on the use of LLPs/Joint Ventures and special purpose vehicles in the context of wind farm and wind turbine developments which can allow landowners to increase their potential share of rewards and also mitigate against potential tax liabilities.
Turcan Connell's experience in Wind Farm Development
Our work in relation to wind energy developments extends to examination of title deeds and resolving relevant issues (such as problematic access rights, minerals reservations and existing securities/charges over the development site) and assisting in connection with the legal aspects of the available financial incentive schemes, planning and grid connection issues, financing and equipment procurement.
Turcan Connell provides a fully integrated service for Scottish landowners and developers participating in wind energy developments, combining expert knowledge of taxation, business structure, funding and property law and providing the necessary advice as required.
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