|Location||Between the villages of Gordon and Lauder, Scottish Borders|
|Project scope||9 turbines|
|Total power||Between 18 and 27MW|
On 30 November we submitted an appeal to the Directorate for Planning and Environmnetal Appeals about the decision by Scottish Borders Council not to consent Corsbie Moor Wind Farm. We are now waiting for the outcome of the appeal.
On 3 September Scottish Borders Council decided that Corsbie Moor Wind Farm would not be consented. We're clearly disappointed with the outcome of this planning meeting as we worked so closely with the Councils and communities to ensure that the project was acceptable to them. We still see tremendous value in the Corsbie Moor site, and are currently deciding the way forward for the project.
14 and 15 May 2012
We held two information sessions in Westruther and Lauder to display our plans for the revised proposal.
We've submitted Supplementary Environmental Information (SEI) to support the revised scheme and this has been validated by the Scottish Borders Council. You can obtain a free electronic copy of the SEI documents by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to us at: Freepost RRSE-KZCU-AZJL, E.ON, Westwood Way, Westwood Business Park, Coventry CV4 8LG.
Corsbie Moor Wind Farm Information Boards_May 2012 (PDF, 2.1MB)
Corsbie Moor Wind Farm Newsletter_May 2012 (PDF, 408KB)
9 May 2012
Since our submission, we've carefully considered views from the local community and have sought to address any concerns raised. Following an assessment of these concerns and extensive consultation with statutory consultees and the Scottish Borders Council, we've revised the scheme to nine turbines in order to minimise impacts as far as practical, whilst balancing the need for low carbon energy generation.
27 June 2011
Having completed the necessary design and planning requirements, we have submitted the planning application for the project. Once this has been validated and registered, Scottish Borders will advertise the procedure for making representations. To view all the documents associated with the Environmental Statement click on the Planning Documents link in the red box.
3 June 2011
We are interested in your feedback regarding the potential community fund. Please find minutes from our discussions with the communities along with the proposed draft terms for the community fund. While it would be best to direct your comments and questions through your community council, as always, you are welcome to contact email@example.com with any queries.
Community benefits information newsletter June 2011 (pdf, 2MB)
Community Fund Meetings Minutes (pdf, 35KB)
11 May 2011
Back in October 2010 we presented our potential community benefit fund which was based on £2.5k/MW installed capacity. Assuming that the wind farm would comprise of 12 turbines each with a capacity of 2.3MW, this would equate to £69,000 per year while the wind farm is in operation.
We would like to thank everyone that provided feedback on this approach. Over the last five months we have considered your comments and we are now prepared to discuss a new potential offer. During the weeks of the 9th and the 16th we will be organising meetings with the community councils of Lauderdale, Earlston and Gordon/Westruther as well as the Lauderdale Development Trust. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with project manager firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be involved in these initial discussions. In the next couple of weeks we intend to publish our draft terms on this website for your comments as well.
18 April 2011
Due to expressed interest from the Cranshaws, Ellemford and Longformacus Community Council region, an information session was held at Cranshaws Village Hall to provide information about the Corsbie Moor proposal. The information boards are available for download below. Further consultation regarding the project and community benefit fund proposals is being scheduled for the communities of Lauder, Gordon, Westruther and Earlston.
Information session to be held 18 April
An information session for the community at Cranshaws, Ellemford & Longformacus will be held on 18 April at Cranshaws Village Hall. The session is from 4-8pm and you will have the opportunity to view our revised plans, photomontages, maps and talk to the project team.
Following our consultations and investigations we have chosen to reduce the size of the proposed wind farm from 21 turbines to 12 turbines. We intend to submit the project to planning in Spring 2011.
Due to the adverse weather conditions, we have cancelled the meeting for Tuesday 30, November at Lauder Public Hall which was scheduled to discuss the potential community benefit fund.
Wednesday 3 November
We held three public exhibitions in Earlston, Lauder and Gordon recently and over 300 people attended to find out more about the proposals and give us feedback on the design.
Please note that the design has been changed. However, the materials displayed at the exhibitions in October and November are available to download below:
You're invited to three public exhibitions, between 2pm and 8pm
Sunday 31 October
Earlston High School, Earlston TD4 6JP
Monday 1 November
Lauder Public Hall, The Avenue, Lauder TD2 6TD
Tuesday 2 November
Gordon Village Hall
30 August 2010
We submitted a planning application notice to the Scottish Borders Council. The goal of this document is to engage the community in consultation on the potential wind farm. In the near future we will be attending community council meetings and inviting all to a public information event. A link to the planning application notice is located in the right hand margin of this page.
Click here to read the Scoping Report (PDF, 9MB).
We submitted a scoping request to the Scottish Borders Council outlining our intention to investigate a wind farm potentially suitable for up to 21 turbines. The site we are looking at would be situated 4.5km to the south of Lauder and 7.5km north-west of Melrose.
Why Corsbie Moor?
Corsbie Moor was chosen on which to develop a wind farm as the site has a good wind resource. Initial studies have found that this is a suitable place to responsibly develop a wind farm.
The Corsbie Moor wind farm would:
- Provide over 15,000 homes' annual electricity needs
- Save more than 31,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year*
- Contribute to the Scottish Executive Renewable Energy Target (50% by 2020)
- Reduce reliance on finite and imported energy sources
- Deliver significant value into the regional economy over the project lifetime
- Provide a community fund based on £2.5k per MW installed capacity
At this early stage of the project our goal is to serve the community's best interests and to that end we are employing independent specialist consultants to investigate the impacts that the proposed wind farm could have. By the end of the year we hope to have reached an optimised design which addresses all relevant issues. Permission for two anemometry masts has been granted. Both the 50m and 80m masts have been installed.
Public exhibitions are planned for later in 2010 to introduce the proposal to the local community. There will be the opportunity to ask us any questions about the proposed development.
We aim to provide you with information to understand the benefits and possible impacts of the proposed wind farm in a variety of accessible formats. The web page and email address will help us share this information, receive your feedback, address any concerns and contribute ideas into the project design. For updates on Corsbie Moor Wind Farm, please email email@example.com.
*Based on the Government's long term marginal plant figure of 430g carbon dioxide/kWh.