Response to decision by Scottish Borders Council

Response to decision by ScottishBorders Council to Planning and Building Standards Committee to refuse the Brunta Hill Wind Farm application

Gemma Hamilton, Project Development Manager:

“We are extremely disappointed by this decision today. Considerable effort has gone into the design of the proposed Brunta Hill Wind Farm to ensure that the renewable energy potential of this site is maximised, whilst minimising the landscape and environmental effects on the surrounding area.

Over the past three years PNE WIND UK has consulted extensively with Scottish Borders Council, statutory consultees and the local community and used their feedback and advice to shape the proposal. This has included significant improvements to the design by reducing the number, layout and height of the turbines and associated infrastructure. We maintain our position that this is an acceptable scheme and following detailed examination of the Council’s decision we will explore what further options are available in progressing this development”.