Oliver Forest Wind Farm

Oliver Forest Wind Farm

This is the Oliver Forest Wind Farm proposal main website which will be available throughout the full development period of the wind farm to provide an opportunity for local community members and other interested parties to contact us with questions and comments. 

The proposed Oliver Forest Wind Farm is located in the Scottish Borders Council area approximately 12.5km to south of Broughton.

We submitted a Scoping Request to the Scottish Government at the end of 2022 to consider the potential for up to 10 turbines, with a maximum blade tip height of up to 250m and an installed capacity of up to 66MW. 

We held our first public exhbitions for the project across February and March 2023. You can view the exhibition brochure under Project Documents. There will be further opportunities to view plans and provide your comments during the development stage of the proposal to help shape the final design.

You can find out more about the project by taking time to read our Project Updates, Frequently Asked Questions or by getting in touch.

This webpage will be kept updated as our proposals develop to keep you informed and to hear your views and ideas.


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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 statutory consultees 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 Impact Assessment Report showing the results of all studies undertaken.  

  • Stage 4: Construction (12 - 18 months)

    If the Wind Farm 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 (40 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, parent company guarantee or another financial instrument is put in place before construction starts to cover this cost.

The project team

Ruth Semple
Community Liaison Manager
Rebecca Todd
Senior Project Manager

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