SSE Generation Limited
ELECTRICITY ACT 1989
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997
THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT)(SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2000
Notice is hereby given that SSE Generation Limited, Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road, Perth, PH1 3AQ, Company Registered Number 2310571, whose Registered Office is at 55 Vastern Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8BU has applied to the Scottish Ministers for consent to construct and operate a pumped storage scheme at a location near Kilfinnan Farm, around 13km south west of Fort Augustus at NN 2360 9560 (proposed dam centre point). The installed capacity of the proposed generating station would be 600 MW.
SSE Generation Limited has also applied for a direction under Section 57(2) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 that planning permission for the development be deemed to be granted.
A copy of the application, with a plan showing the land to which it relates, together with a copy of the Environmental Statement discussing the Company’s proposals in more detail and presenting an analysis of the environmental implications, are available for inspection, free of charge, during normal office hours at:
|Highland Council Planning Office||Glenurquhart Rd, Inverness, IV3 5NX|
|Highland Council Planning Office||Kintail House, Beechwood Business Park, IV2 3BW|
|Highland Council Service Point||Memorial Hall, Fort Augustus, PH32 4DJ|
The Environmental Statement can also be viewed at the Scottish Government Library at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ.
Copies of the Environmental Statement may be obtained from Andy Gregory, SSE Renewables, Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Rd, Perth, PH1 3AQ (tel: 01738 456 781) at a charge of £150 hard copy and £10 on CD. Copies of a short non-technical summary are available free of charge.
Any representations to the application should be made by email to The Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org
by post to The Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow G2 8LU, identifying the proposal and specifying the grounds for representation, not later than 23rd March 2012.
Representations should be dated and should clearly state the name (in block capitals) and full return email or postal address of those making representations. Only representations sent by email to the address stipulated will receive acknowledgement.
When initial comments from statutory consultees are received further public notices will give advice on how this information may be viewed by members of the public, and how representations may be made to Scottish Ministers. During the consideration of the proposal, Scottish Ministers may formally request further information to supplement the Environmental Statement and this will also be advertised in such a manner.
As a result of a statutory objection from the relevant planning authority, or where Scottish Ministers decide to exercise their discretion to do so, Scottish Ministers can also cause a Public Inquiry to be held.
Following receipt of all views and representations, Scottish Ministers will determine the application for consent in one of two ways:
• Consent the proposal, with or without conditions attached; or
• Reject the proposal