Just south of Edinburgh, near the Scottish Borders, Dun Law Windfarm became operational in 2000.
The ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) site’s 26 Vestas turbines can generate up to 17 megawatts of clean, green power.
Permission for an extension to Dun Law Windfarm was granted in 2007, and construction of an additional 35 turbines was completed in November 2009. The extension created an additional 30 megawatts of capacity, increasing the total generating capacity of the windfarm to up to 47 megawatts in total.
Dun Law is one of Scotland’s oldest Windfarms, and with appropriate maintenance, it will continue to operate for the foreseeable future. SPR proposes to extend the operational life of Dun Law Windfarm in order to align the decommissioning and site restoration with that of Dun Law Windfarm Extension, which is anticipated to occur in 2034.
There will be no physical changes made to Dun Law Windfarm or Dun Law Windfarm Extension as a result of this life extension proposal. The same turbines will remain in place and there will be no requirement for construction on site or additional vehicles on local roads.
SPR submitted a Section 42 Application to Scottish Borders Council in May 2020, seeking an amendment to a condition of the original planning consent which permits the operation of the windfarm until 2022. This Application seeks an extension of the operational life of the original Dun Law Windfarm until 2034. The Section 42 Application documentation can be found below in the Documents section.
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Section 42 Application Supporting Information