EDF forced to reduce wind farm size by 25%

Friday June 7th 2024


Written by Local Democracy Reporter, Paul Kelly

Objections have led to an energy company scaling back plans for a new wind farm in the Borders, it has emerged.

EDF Renewables has reduced the scale of Liddesdale wind farm after conducting a 12-month consultation with locals.

The new design will see the number of turbines cut by a quarter, with 59 turbines now being proposed rather than 80.

The redesign comes after the developer participated in a series of council meetings, public exhibitions, one-to-one meetings and exhibited at agricultural shows in the area.

Throughout June, EDF Renewables is hosting a second round of local engagement to present its revised plans in the communities around the site, including those in and near Newcastleton, Chesters, Southdean, Hobkirk, Bonchester Bridge, Kielder, Upper Liddesdale and Hermitage.

If you would like to attend one of the public exhibitions and learn more or share your views, the details are as follows:

– Kielder Primary School, Thursday, 13 June, 5pm to 8pm

– Newcastleton Village Hall, Tuesday, 18 June, 3pm to 7pm

– Southdean Village Hall, Wednesday, 19 June, 3pm to 7pm

There will also be a virtual exhibition on EDF’s website for people to view and provide comment in their own time, however no link to this is currently available.

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