Greystone Knowe Wind Farm
Details of application
The development planning application was submitted on 27 Oct 2021 by Coriolis Energy and ESB for 14 turbines up to 180m to tip in height. This is located on open farmland about 2km west of the A7 in the Gala Water valley. It would be about 2km south of Heriot and about 2.5km west of Fountainhall on land belonging to Pirntaton, Brockhouse and Haltree Farms.
The development planning application can be viewed on the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit website by: clicking on Search tab, clicking on Simple Search tab, typing Greystone Knowe Wind Farm into Search by Project Name box and clicking on Go, then clicking on ECU00003341 and then click on Documents tab.
Members of the public can submit their response to the planning application. Click on the Representation tab and register an account.
Stow & Fountainhall and Heriot Community Councils joint response
The application for Greystone Knowe Wind Farm was discussed at the January 26th 2022 meeting of the community council. A number of issues were raised about the impact on Fountainhall Village and the lack of consultation. There was no support for the windfarm development. It was agreed to submit a joint objection with Stow and Fountainhall Community CouncilJoint Objection by Stow & Fountainhall and Heriot Community Councils
The consultation website can be viewed at www.greystoneknowewindfarm.co.uk
A physical consultation display was organised by HCC and held at Macfie Hall in December 2021. However the display boards provided by Coriolis had very limited value and few people attended. There were no representatives of Coriolis.
A Scoping Request has been submitted to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit by Coriolis Energy Ltd. It is possible that an application will be submitted in 2021.
HCC has received a request from the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit to comment on a proposed scoping report for Greystone Knowe Wind Farm.
The scoping report can be viewed at the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit website by: clicking on Search tab, clicking on Simple Search tab, typing Greystone Knowe Wind Farm into Search by Project Name box and clicking on Go, then clicking on ECU00002073 and then click on Documents tab.
You can view the proposed HCC response to the scoping report: Open the draft HCC reponse to Greystone Knowe Wind Farm scoping request
First proposed layout
There is a further proposed wind farm called Greystone Knowe. The developers, a firm called Coriolis, have not yet started the planning process. Initial indications are that there will be up to 12 turbines on land belonging to Pirntaton, Brockhouse and Haltree Farms. It is expected that initial planning procedures will start in 2018.