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Community Windpower submit Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm Additional Information

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Community Windpower Limited (CWL) are delighted to announce the submission of Additional Information (AI) to Scottish Ministers for its proposed Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm development.

Initially submitted to the Scottish Government and Dumfries and Galloway Council as a 75-turbine scheme in November 2020, the scheme will now consist of 60 turbines and a battery storage facility. The proposed development is located in Dumfries and Galloway, approximately 5km south east of Moffat.

Additional Information (AI) was requested during the consultation process with statutory and non-statutory consultees. In particular the AI addresses advice, recommendations, and concerns raised by internal departments at Dumfries & Galloway Council and NatureScot, alongside public representations received as part of the consultation process. CWL can now announce that this Additional Information has been submitted successfully to the Energy Consents Unit.

The Additional Information includes updates relating to landscape and visual impacts, cultural heritage, matters relating to peat management and peat slide risk, aviation and night-time lighting, ornithology and an Outline Habitat Management and Enhancement Plan (OHMEP).

The proposed Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm will generate 432MW of green electricity per year, which is enough energy to power 450,000 homes. The scheme will also offset over 29 million tonnes of CO2 over its 40-year operational lifetime. With a community benefit commitment of £5,000 per megawatt per year, Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm will provide an annual total of £2.16 million to its host communities. During its 40-year operational life, Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm is expected to deliver a total investment of over £1.8 billion.

Rebecca Elliott, Senior Project Manager at Community Windpower, said: “Since the original submission in November 2020, we have worked hard to redesign and improve the proposed scheme through diligent consultation with relevant consultees to make a scheme that benefits the local host communities, and Scotland as a whole.”

“The scheme will make a crucial contribution to the Scottish Government’s ambition of tackling climate change and achieving net zero emissions by 2045 and the interim targets set for 2030. Through our ‘Buy Scottish’ policy, which represents our commitment to Scottish industry, jobs, and business, the Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm will provide long-lasting benefits.”

Community Windpower will be attending community council meetings and public consultation events in the coming months to inform people about the revised scheme and to answer any questions they may have.

For more information, or to view the Additional Information documentation, please visit, or search the reference number ‘‘ECU00000533’ on the Energy Consents Unit portal via

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