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Faw Side

Current Status

CWL issued a Scoping Report to the Energy Consents Unit in December 2017 and have reviewed the Scoping Opinion which was received in April 2018. Environmental Impact Assessments in relation to the proposed development are underway, which will contribute to the final design of the proposal. 

The Scoping Report can be viewed here.

Project Information

The current layout iteration of Faw Side Community Wind Farm currently consists of 45 wind turbines, with a potential generating capacity of up to 315 MW of clean, green electricity. The proposed wind farm could make a significant contribution towards meeting Scotland’s renewable energy and climate change targets.

Site Location

Faw Side Community Wind Farm is located on the border of Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders, approximately 10km north of Langholm and 25km south west of Hawick.

Wind Farm Layout

Faw Side Community Wind Farm has been assessed through an iterative design process, however final details of the turbine specifications, tip heights, and turbine locations will be presented in due course as informed by the conclusion of Environmental Impact Assessments. Below is a copy of the revised layout which was shown at the public exhibitions, acknowledging comments raised within the Scoping Opinion:

View a copy of the revised Faw Side Community Wind Farm layout

View a copy of the proposed Faw Side Community Wind Farm turbine layout submitted at Scoping

Environmental Benefits

Faw Side Community Wind Farm would contribute to achieving Scotland’s renewable energy and climate change targets by providing 315 MW of green energy and offsetting over 646,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum during its operational lifetime. 

Economic Benefits

Faw Side Community Wind Farm will provide community benefit funding during the lifetime of the wind farm. In addition, Shared Ownership proposals will be considered alongside feedback from the local communities. Further details of the Shared Ownership models to be offered will be available to the local community during public exhibitions for their comment and consultation.

The proposed wind farm development will also create new employment opportunities and support local businesses through Community Windpower’s ‘Buy Scottish Policy’. Further details on this can be seen here 

Public Exhibitions

Recently CWL undertook four local public exhibitions across the area and are now consolidating all of the feedback received and will be considering the comments given by the attendees. The exhibitions were held on Tuesday 19th of February at Teviothead Hall, Teviothead and Westerkirk Ex-serviceman's Public Hall, Bentpath. Further exhibitions were then held on Wednesday 20th of February at The Buccleuch Centre, Langholm and Ewes Hall, Ewes, Langholm. 

Below are a few posters which were displayed at the exhibitions:

Community Involvement Poster

Faw Side Current Work

Faw Side Community Wind Farm

If you were unable to attend the events but would still like to leave us some feedback please find a copy of the questionnaire that was provided at the events in the link below:


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