High Nunton Solar Farm

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There is a proposal to build a solar photovoltaic farm in the fields to the north of Culraven Farm, about 1 mile east of Borgue village. The project is known as the High Nunton Solar Farm. The proposed area for development is in the area between the B727 near Culraven Farm and the A755, near High Borgue Farm. It is outlined in red on the map below, with the main areas proposed for solar panels being to the north and south of High Nunton. Access to the site for construction will be via the A755 at Glentruil so that construction traffic does not need to travel through Borgue village. The solar farm would be connected to the National Grid at Tongland under a separate project managed by Scottish Power Energy Networks. Construction of the solar farm is not expected to take place before 2025.

LocationPlan

The proposed solar panel layout within the area is shown below. You can load the full document in PDF form from the D&G Council web site using the links further down this page.

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The project has  been the subject of three submissions to Dumfries & Galloway Council's Planning department. 

  • Application for a Scoping Opinion: 19/1259/SCO
  • Proposal of Application Notice (PAN): 21/0663/PAN
  • Planning Application 21/2490/FUL

You can enter these references into the search box on the D&G Council Planning Site at the link given below if you want to read through the documents that have been submitted so far. 

Individuals can submit representations (objections or support) for the project through the D&G Planning web site. The closing date for these representations is Sunday, 6th March 2022. After this date it is also possible for the Community Council, as a statutory consultee, to submit further comments on the application.

This web page will be updated with information as the project proceeds so that you can see the latest information from the project and from Dumfries & Galloway Council's planning web site.

The links below let you access the information on the D&G Council Planning web site and the High Nunton Solar Farm web site.

Dumfries & Galloway Council Planning Site

High Nunton Solar Farm Web Site

Documents from the D&G Council Planning site

The following documents from the Planning Application submission can be viewed here rather than having to go searching for them on the D&G Council planning web site which contains the full submission of 75 separate documents. 

Borgue Community Feedback

A separate web page has been created to capture feedback about this project from the Borgue community during the consultation phase after the submission of the Planning Application (21/2490/FUL). Click here to view the page.