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Faw Side

Current Status

CWL issued a Scoping Report to the Energy Consents Unit in December 2017 and are currently reviewing 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.

CWL believe in an open and transparent approach to working with host communities and have been in consultation with local residents since the submission of the Scoping Report. CWL are in the process of considering a series of public exhibitions in Winter 2018/2019, however more details will be released once these have been confirmed.

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

Project Information

Faw Side Community Wind Farm currently consists of 49 wind turbines, with a potential generating capacity of up to 343 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 is currently being assessed through an iterative design process, therefore details of the turbine specifications, tip heights, and turbine locations will be presented in due course as the design work nears completion.

Environmental Benefits

Faw Side Community Wind Farm would contribute to achieving Scotland’s renewable energy and climate change targets by providing 343 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 

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