Plans for wind farms in Southern Scotland

Plans for wind farms in Southern Scotland

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Partnering companies, 2020 Renewables and Buccleuch Estates, have started feasibility studies for a possible wind farm located at Hopsrig, while earlier this year they were looking at sites in the Lowther Hills in Dumfries and Galloway.
It seems the group has been in talks with members of Langholm, Ewes and Westerkirk community council along with landowners, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish government.
Chief executive of Buccleuch, John Glen said:
“We have a structured approach to land management that involves looking at land use from an economic delivery and environment perspective and what it can deliver for the local, regional and sometimes national interest.
It appears to us that this area of land could potentially deliver more both economically and environmentally and provide more benefit to local and regional communities.
At present, we are undertaking feasibility work into a number of proposals and will discuss the results of our work with consultees and the communities.”
The wind farm planned for Hopsrig was to consist of 20 wind turbines, while the proposed wind farm at Lowther Hills would consist of 140. The area could see an influx in job creation for the projects over a four year period with 20-30 permanent operational positions.

Posted By Sally on October 15, 2015 | 0 Comment

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