Planning permission has been granted for the Fred. Olsen Renewables met mast application at the proposed Hearthstanes Wind Farm, located approximately 3km south of Tweedsmuir Village in the Scottish Borders.
The mast, which would be located within the proposed wind farm site and in place for up to 3 years, will help to provide information which is vital in helping to design Hearthstanes Wind Farm. Capable of measuring wind conditions, including speed, direction, pressure and temperature, the data will inform any future site design including turbine size and model, as well as location.
Residents were encouraged to attend two events in June, held in Tweedsmuir and Broughton, to examine the early-stage proposals and speak to members of the project team about the process they are undertaking to bring forward a wind farm.
Attendees were able to provide their feedback and learn about how the proposals can help the community to bring forward initiatives – such as a local energy discount scheme.
Emily Galloway, Senior Project Manager at Fred. Olsen Renewables, commented:
“We are pleased that the met mast application has been granted. Once installed it will provide vital information that will help to shape our future proposals.
“We will be undertaking a range of consultation as our plans progress, with a view to submitting an application next year. I would encourage everyone to take part in the consultation process and get in touch should they have any questions. We look forward to hearing peoples views and ideas.”