Location: Near Lauder in the Scottish Borders

Site status: Planning

Background: Submitted a consent application for Fallago Rig Extension wind project to the ECU in January 2016

Planned capacity: 41MW, capable of powering up to 24,000 homes*

Number of turbines: 12

Next steps: A decision is expected in due course

Notice of decision

EDF Energy Renewables Ltd (EDF ER)
Fallago Rig Wind Farm Limited

 
ELECTRICITY ACT 1989
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997
THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT)(SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017
THE ELECTRICITY GENERATING STATIONS (APPLICATIONS FOR VARIATION OF CONSENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2013 

As directed by regulation 23(4) of the Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) 2017, notice is hereby given that EDF Energy Renewables Ltd (EDF ER) (“the Company”) has been refused consent by Scottish Ministers to construct and operate a 12 turbine wind farm extension known as Fallago Rig Wind Farm Extension, with a ground to blade tip height of 126.5 metres, on land approximately 7.5km north of Westruther and 7.9km south of Gifford, in the Planning Authority area of Scottish Borders Council.

As directed by regulation 23(4) of the Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) 2017, notice is hereby given that Fallago Rig Wind Farm Limited (“the Company”) has been granted a variation to the section 36 consent by Scottish Ministers to operate the 48 turbine wind farm known as Fallago Rig Wind Farm, with a ground to blade tip height of between 110 metres and 125 metres, on land approximately 7.5km north of Westruther and 7.9km south of Gifford, in the Planning Authority area of Scottish Borders Council, for an additional 5 years.

Copies of the decision statements and related documentation can be obtained on the Energy Consents website.

Copies of the decision statements and related documentation have been made available to Scottish Borders Council to be made available for public inspection by being placed on the planning register.

* Load factors based on the five year rolling averages on unchanged configuration basis using Table 6.5 of 'Digest of UK Energy Statistics' - latest figures as per July 2019 release. Based upon the average domestic electricity consumption per home (temperature corrected) per the Energy Consumption in the UK (published July 2019, Table C9 of ECUK: Consumption data tables).