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).
Stage 1: Site Selection (12 months)
Extensive research to identify suitable sites: positive indicators include good wind speed and minimal environmental and technical constraints.
No public engagement is carried out during this time because the site may not pass the criteria required for being suitable for development.
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").
Scoping is sent to local and neighbouring Community Councils and consultees such as SNH, SEPA and Historic Environment Scotland.
At this stage, it is expected that our initial proposals will evolve, taking information from studies and engagement with the public and statutory consultees.
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.
This is publicly available information and will be available on this project website.
Interested parties and statutory consultees such as Dumfries & Galloway Council can formally comment on the application.
Stage 4: Construction (12 - 18 months)
If Artfield Forest is approved, construction begins at least one year after consent.
Construction typically takes 12-18 months and planning conditions are used to manage elements of construction.
Stage 5: Operation (25 - 30 years)
The turbines are managed from a regionally based maintenance team, and operations are controlled by detailed planning conditions.
We are committed to community benefit and shared ownership opportunities. A community fund is active throughout the lifetime of the project for worthwhile community initiatives.
Stage 6: Decommissioning (12 months)
Get the latest updates and developments for Artfield Forest Wind Farm, and feel free to contact us using the contact form.
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