Turbine farm development company mulls new Borders project

Faw Side
Faw Side

Community Windpower is mulling a plan to build a 343MW onshore wind farm which would straddle the local government border between Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders.

There is a de facto planning moratorium on new onshore turbine farms in England.

The Cheshire-based developer has initiated scoping for up to 49 turbines of between 5MW and 7MW at Faw Side, which rises to a height of 1,700 feet, about six miles north of Langholm in Dumfries-shire.

The company said it would bring an investment of about £250 million into the community and wider area.

However, the BBC reported that concerns have been raised about the cumulative landscape impact and the effect on radar at RAF Spadeadam in nearby Cumbria.

22 Jan 2018

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