A PROPOSAL for a 24-turbine wind farm near a Borders village has been put on the agenda.

The applicant, Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Group Ltd, has submitted a request for a scoping opinion from the Scottish Ministers for the proposed Longcroft Wind Farm.

The scoping report was also lodged on Scottish Borders Council’s planning portal last week.

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The proposed development is for 24 wind turbines with tip heights in the region of 220m, a battery energy storage compound and ancillary infrastructure, including a substation, on land east of Longcroft Farmhouse in Oxton, four miles north of Lauder.

A report with the application said: “The proposed development lies in the Scottish Borders, adjacent to the existing Fallago Rig Wind Farm.

“The site extends across an area of level-topped hills separated by steep-sided valleys, along the course of Soonhope Burn and Whalplaw Burn which run through the site from north-east to the south-west.

“Small patches of woodland exist on site, but the majority of the landscape is comprised of open moorland managed for shooting.”