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Scawd Law

Fred. Olsen Renewables Ltd is currently investigating the potential to develop Scawd Law Wind Farm, on the Holylee Estate approximately 4 km north of Walkerburn.

Status Development
Number of turbines 8
Location 4 km north of Walkerburn in the Scottish Borders
Installed capacity 60 MW
Turbine height Up to 180m

Overview

Fred. Olsen Renewables Ltd is exploring the potential to develop Scawd Law Wind Farm, on the Holylee Estate, approximately 4km north of Walkerburn. The site, which lies along two ridges, comprises a mix of heather moorland and is currently used for sheep farming.

We were initially considering a wind farm layout that comprised up to 12 turbines at 180m to tip, alongside associated infrastructure and battery storage. Following consultation and in response to feedback we have amended our proposals and the layout now consists of eight turbines up to 180m to tip.

In addition, we appreciate the feedback that we received regarding the initial proposed access route from the A72 to the south of the site. As a result of these comments we are proposing a new access route that is west of the site at approximately 1km south of Colquhar.

We are confident that these changes to Scawd Law Wind Farm help to make sure that the plans are appropriate for the local area. Combined with the substantial community benefit amounting to over £8m during the lifetime of the wind farm, we hope that Scawd Law Wind Farm can present many opportunities for the local community.

Community consultation

Community consultation

We have undertaken a range of consultation about our proposals. This included a series of events, online and in person. The last events were held in September 2021.

If you were unable to take part we would very much welcome the opportunity to:

  • Set up a discussion. Text/call 07435 763 900 to set up a discussion. The team can be on hand to discuss the plans with you, and this includes after 5 pm.
  • Answer your questions via communities@fredolsen.co.uk
  • Provide additional information either printed or on memory stick. Send your request to communities@fredolsen.co.uk or text/call 07435 763 900.

Community

If consented, Scawd Law Wind Farm will provide over £10m in community benefit throughout the lifespan of the project. We have been working with the community to ensure that the community benefit can address identified local challenges such as energy consumption, fuel poverty, connectivity and improving access.

In addition to the community benefit we are offering a community ownership package of up to 5% shared revenue.

We want to hear your views on how the wind farm can continue to support your community and meet local aspirations.

Get in touch by emailing communities@fredolsen.co.uk

Hillside trails

We have been exploring the potential to include mountain bike and walking trails within the wind farm development. It is intended that a planning application for the multi-use trails will be submitted to the Council on consent of the wind farm.

Prior to the submission of the wind farm application, we propose that we enter into a formal agreement with the community to provide the confidence that Scawd Law Wind Farm is committed to delivering this initiative.

We hope that this will be completed prior to our application submission later on this year.

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