Barrel Law

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Scottish Borders
Number of Turbines
Power (MW)
ABO Wind
Developer Address
Suite 1/16, Alba Innovation Centre
Alba Campus
Developer Website
Planning Status
Planning Officer
Carlos Clarke. Case Officer (Ref: 12/00191/FUL)
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders Council, Newton St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA

The Barrel Law site is located west of the A7, roughly 3km north of the village of Roberton and 9km north-west of Hawick in the Scottish Borders. The scheme would have an installed capacity of up to 24MW and consists of 8 turbines with a maximum blade tip height of 125m. Access to the site is from the B711 via Hyndhope/Alemoor Forest, using the access track to be constructed for the consented 23MW Langhope Rig Wind Farm that is being developed by SSE Renewables. The planning application for the proposed Barrel Law Wind Farm was submitted to Scottish Borders Council on 14th of February 2012 and the application (Reference Number 12/00191/FUL) is now live.

The planning application, including all reports and plans, including the full Environmental Statement documents, can be viewed online at and can be downloaded from, the Scottish Borders Council Planning Applications website:

Hard copies of the planning application and ES can be viewed at the Council HQ, Hawick Library and Selkirk Library and, by prior arrangement, at Ashkirk and Roberton village halls. There is a formal deadline for making representations, which is 28 days from the date on which the planning application is advertised in the local press. Thus representations should be made by 22nd March 2012, though Scottish Borders Council may accept representations made prior to the determination of the application on or before 14th June 2012, unless otherwise agreed in writing with ABO Wind. To ensure that the local community gains direct benefit from the Barrel Law Wind Farm, ABO Wind proposes to contribute an annual payment to a community benefit fund. The fund would be allocated to support local projects and, based on the final size of an approved project, could result in well over £2 million being invested locally during the life of the wind farm.