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Birneyknowe Wind Farm

Banks Renewables submitted Further Environmental Information (FEI) to the Scottish Borders Council and the Scottish Government Energy and Consents Unit in November 2016. This will be determined by the Scottish Borders Council in Spring 2017 and will then be passed onto the Energy and Consents Unit, as energy proposals over 50MW require Scottish Ministers consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989.

The proposed Birneyknowe Wind Farm partnership would provide the community with:

  • The opportunity to buy up to 10% share in the Birneyknowe wind farm, with a £250k discount on the market value
  • £3.1m Connect2Renewables investment programme over the 25 year lifetime of the site
  • £2.5m community benefit fund to support local community groups and good causes
  • £350k community energy contribution scheme to reduce local energy bills
  • £15m worth of business rates to support local services







Initial consultations have indicated that a major benefit of the scheme could be the creation of permanent job opportunities and exploring how existing jobs could be secured.
We are looking to see how this could happen and we would welcome ideas from members of the local community on how this could be achieved.
We want to work in partnership with your local community to create a positive legacy. Please feel free to contact us to let us know how this partnership could help achieve your community’s aspirations

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