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Scoop Hill

Current Status

Community Windpower submitted a Section 36 planning application for Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm in November 2020 to the Energy Consents Unit (ECU).

The application seeks permission for up to 75 turbines, with a generating capacity of 525MW.

Site Location

Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm is located in Dumfries and Galloway, approximately 5km south east of Moffat and 11km north east of Lockerbie. 

Wind Farm Layout

Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm has been assessed through an iterative design process to date.

A copy of the layout as submitted to planning can be found here.

Environmental Benefits

The proposed wind farm would be a significant contribution towards meeting Scotland’s renewable energy and climate change targets, including the reduction of carbon emissions of 70% by 2030 the net-zero target for 2045.

Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm would offset more than 931,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum during its operational lifetime and will be capable of powering 572,000 homes every year.

Economic Benefits

Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm will provide community benefits during the lifetime of the wind farm, totalling £20m, through an annual fund of £500,000. Further details can be found here.

The proposed wind farm development will also create new employment opportunities and support local businesses through Community Windpower’s ‘Buy Scottish policy. We anticipate this to generate approximately 250 jobs.

Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm will contribute a total of £262.4m in business rates to Dumfries & Galloway Council.

The project would also allow for the development of a visitor centre and multi-use wind farm walk, that would generate increased tourism and inward investment, benefitting both the local community and the wider Dumfries & Galloway area.

Further details can be found here.

Community Engagement

Community Windpower is committed to continue engaging with local communities throughout the planning application. Further updates on information will be provided to Community Councils, through local media and on the Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm website.

Further Information

www.scoophillwindfarm.co.uk

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