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Welcome to the Longburn Wind Farm community website.

Renewable energy company, Burcote Wind has submitted an application for their proposed Longburn Wind Farm on land east of Carsphairn in Dumfries and Galloway.

An application for Longburn was formally submitted to Dumfries and Galloway Council on 17th June 2016, and was validated by the Council on 11 July 2016.

The proposed development is located approximately 6 km due east of Carsphairn and is expected to consist of ten turbines.  Each turbine will have a blade tip height of 134m and a capacity of up to 2.3MW, giving the development a total capacity of up to 23MW.

The application will be determined by the Dumfries and Galloway Planning Applications Committee on Thursday 13th July 2017.

Key Facts –

  • Up to 23 MW installed capacity from up to 10 x 2.3MW turbines
  • Potential to offset around 37,600 tonnes of CO2 each year
  • Local topography and surrounding woodland will help mitigate visual and landscape impacts on major settlements
  • 134m to blade tip (80m to hub)

Burcote Wind previously considered a larger Section 36 development on the site, firstly with proposals for a 26 turbine scheme before revising down to a 20 turbine scheme.

We held two public exhibitions in Carsphairn for our original proposals, engaging with the communities and collecting feedback. Following an in depth review of the project and considering the feedback received through our programme of community consultation, we made the decision to amend the scheme.

As a result of discussions with Dumfries and Galloway Council and taking into consideration the views of local communities, we have taken the decision to revise our proposals further and are now presenting a 10 turbine scheme to ensure that Longburn Wind Farm represents the most suitable development possible for the site.

Burcote Wind is aware of the sensitivities around wind farm developments, which is why we are undertaking an extensive programme of community consultation. You can find more information about our community consultation on the Community page of the website.

We will keep this website regularly updated with news and additional information about the proposed Longburn wind farm.

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