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Scoop Hill

Current Status

CWL issued a Scoping Report to the Energy Consents Unit in May 2019 and are awaiting the Scoping Opinion from the Energy Consents Unit plus all the comments from statutory and non-statutory consultees. 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.

Site Location

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

Wind Farm Layout

Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm has been assessed through an iterative design process to date. The scoping layout for Scoop Hill consists of up to 80 wind turbines, with a potential generating capacity of up to 560 MW of clean, green electricity. 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.

The Scoping Report also mentions energy storage and solar power as additional elements to be included as part of the proposal.

Final details of the turbine specifications, tip heights, and turbine locations will be presented in due course as informed by the conclusion of the Scoping Opinion, Environmental Impact Assessments and their recommendations, and thorough consultation with consultees, local communities and local residents.

Below is a copy of the current layout at scoping:

View a copy of the Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm Scoping Layout.

Environmental Benefits

Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm would contribute to achieving Scotland’s renewable energy and climate change targets by providing up to 560MW of green clean energy and offsetting more than 1,000,000 tonnes of COper annum during its operational lifetime. 

Economic Benefits

Scoop Hill Community Wind Farm will provide community benefits during the lifetime of the wind farm however this will discussed in detail directly with the local host communities and the Community Councils.  

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

Details of forthcoming public exhibitions will be released to the local community councils and local residents in due course. Public Exhibitions will be held within the coming months, giving local communities a chance to ask questions and learn more about the proposal.  

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