Barmoor Wind Farm, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
Northumberland - 14km southwest of Berwick-Upon-Tweed
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In January 2010 an application was approved by the Secretary of State for our proposal to build a 6 turbine wind farm on farmland between Ford and Lowick. The site is 14km south west of Berwick-Upon-Tweed and is within the Borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland. Construction commenced in spring 2014 and was completed by November of that year.
This wind farm is now owned by EDF ER and it is now fully operational.
The community benefit fund will make £60,000 available each year, index linked over the lifetime of the wind farm to support local community projects, events and organisations. Applications are considered by a local steering group that includes representatives of local parish councils.
The formal opening of the development was marked by the first awards to local organisations from the newly established Barmoor Wind Farm Community Fund.
In the first round of applications over £30,000 was awarded in support of seven projects from local groups, including the provision of a mini bus for a local football team, the refurbishment of boxing club facilities for young people, equipment for a local archery club and rooftop solar panels for local village halls.
A number of local suppliers were awarded contracts totalling around £2.4 million as part of the construction of the wind farm, including the supply of concrete and aggregate, drainage works and plant hire services.