Birneyknowe plan lodged

Plans were lodged this week for up to 15 wind turbines measuring up to 132m for a site near Bonchester Bridge.

Wind energy company Banks Renewables confirmed it had submitted a planning application for the site at Birneyknowe to the Scottish Energy Consents Unit.

The Hamilton-based company’s application could generate up to 60MW of energy, which means it is a scale of development that has to go before the government consents unit.

Banks Renewables says the local community will see a “host of benefits” if the scheme gets the go-ahead.