Energy Isles, Tittyans Hill

Artfield Forest Wind Farm

We have created this website to provide a way for the public to easily access information and contact us about the proposal.

We welcome the news that the Artfield Forest Wind Farm received consent from the Scottish Government on 10 February 2023. 

We submitted a Section 36 planning application to the Scottish Government for the Artfield Forest Wind Farm in April 2021. The development, located approximately 8 kilometres north-east of Glenluce, is for 12 Wind turbines, with a maximum height of 180 metres to blade tip. Through the development phase the project reduced from 20 turbines to 12 via the design process and after feedback from the community and statutory bodies.

All planning documents for the consented development are available to view in the S36 Planning Application Documents folder. You can also view the Non Technical summary document or a summary presentation in the project documents folder for an overview of the project.

With the project consented we look forward to delivering the expected benefits of the project.  The earliest construction is likely to start is 2026.

About Artfield Forest Wind Farm

  • Energy Consents Unit Reference: ECU00003245
  • 12 Turbines
  • 180m to blade tip height
  • 67.2MW installed capacity
  • Generate electricity equivalent to the demand of approximately over 60,000 homes (based on average household consumption of 3,618 kWh per year).


Project timeline

  • Stage 1: Site Selection (12 months)

    Extensive research to identify suitable sites: positive indicators include good wind speed and minimal environmental and technical constraints. 


  • Stage 2: Pre-Planning (6 - 12 months)

    We request the view of the Scottish Government and Dumfries & Galloway Council on the level of study required (known as "Scoping").  

  • Stage 3: Submit Planning Application, and Decision (12 months)

    An application is submitted to the Scottish Government, accompanied by a comprehensive Environmental Report showing the results of all studies undertaken.  

  • Stage 4: Construction (12 - 18 months)

    If Artfield Forest is approved, construction begins at least one year after consent.


  • Stage 5: Operation (25 - 30 years)

    The turbines are managed from a regionally based maintenance team, and operations are controlled by detailed planning conditions.


  • Stage 6: Decommissioning (12 months)

    At the end of the planning period, turbines are removed. A financial bond or parent company guarantee is put in place before construction starts to cover this cost.



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The project team

John Wallace
Senior Project Manager
Ruth Semple
Community Liaison Manager
Alison Hood
Principal Community Engagement Manager

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