[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Largest wind farm looms on horizon  

Credit:  Hawick News | 27 January 2016 | www.hawick-news.co.uk ~~

Plans are afoot for the construction of the Borders’ largest wind farm, which would stretch across three sites from the border to Hawick.

Partnership for Renewables has submitted a scoping report to Scottish Borders Council relating to the development, which would host 90 turbines.

The request covers three Forestry Commission Scotland forest blocks to the south of Hawick.

This is being scoped as a Section 36 project, meaning it is over 50MW, and requires consent to be granted by Scottish ministers under the Electricity Act.

The potential development would see up to 20 turbines on Newcastleton Forest, up to 50 on Wauchope East and up to 20 on Wauchope West. Scoping will run until February 24.

Alan Mathewson, regional manager at Partnerships for Renewables, said: “Views are being sought to establish what the key issues may be for any potential development moving forward.

“Some initial discussions have already taken place with community councils in Southdean, Hobkirk and Newcastleton, and this dialogue will continue throughout the development process.

“The first round of public exhibitions are due to start in early summer.”

A spokesperson for Windbyte, the wind farm protest group, said in reaction to the news: “Forestry Commission Scotland [on whose land the sites lay] currently seem more interested in turbines than trees.

“They have a number of other large schemes in planning, or in preparation, including another Scottish Borders proposal for 18 132m turbines at Cloich Forest, near Peebles, soon to be decided by the Scottish Government.”

Source:  Hawick News | 27 January 2016 | www.hawick-news.co.uk

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.