Construction Procedures Handbook
Under the terms of condition 8 of the Section 37 planning consent granted for the Beauly-Denny overhead line project, SP Energy Networks is required to submit to the Scottish Ministers a document setting out how the development is to be constructed and managed within their respective licence area.
This document is known as the Construction Procedures Handbook (CPH).
The objective of the CPH is to ensure that disturbance to the environment and impacts on tourism, historic sites and cultural heritage caused by the development are minimised. It also ensures that the agreed appropriate restoration and aftercare are achieved on completion of the Development.
The CPH must include the full range of committed mitigation measures set out in the Environmental Statement and in the consent itself. The CPH must also include provision for the appointment by the applicant of appropriately experienced and qualified specialists in ecology, earth science, forestry, tourism, cultural heritage, landscape and archaeology, whose role is that of giving advice on the subsequent development and review of the CPH, monitoring compliance with it and providing audits to the members of the Environmental Liaison Group and the Tourism, Cultural heritage and Community Liaison Group.
The Construction Procedures Handbook is available to download (300KB).
- Appendix 1 - Compendium of Committed Mitigation and Consent Conditions
- Appendix 2 - Indicative Legislation Register
- Appendix 3 - Sources of Best Practice Information
- Appendix 4 - Schedule of Delivery of Environmental Responsibilities
- Appendix 5 - Roles and Responsibilities
- Appendix 6 - Community Liaison Scheme
- Appendix 7 - Example Environmental Toolbox Talk
- Appendix 8 - Licences and Consents Schedule
- Appendix 9 - Generic Environmental Management Plans (GEMPs)
- Appendix 10 - Habitat Specific Protection Plans (HSPPs)
- Appendix 11 - Special Study Area Plans (SSAPs)
- Appendix 12 - Species Protection Plans
- Appendix 13 - Waste Management Plan
- Appendix 14 - Example Environmental Emergency Procedures
- Appendix 15 - Landscape Master Plans
- Appendix 16 - Forest Wayleave Design Plans
- Appendix 17 - Further Guidance On Restoration and Landscaping
- Appendix 18 - Temporary Access Track Construction Methodology - Generic Guidance
- Appendix 19 - Bird Diverter Location Plans
- Appendix 20 - Private Water Supply Risk Assessment
- Appendix 21 - Traffic and Access Management Plans
- Appendix 22 - Noise Management Plan
- Appendix 23 - Water Crossings Information
- Appendix 24 - Tower Painting
- Appendix 25 - Undergrounding
As part of the iterative process of preparing and reviewing the CPH document, the developers did seek the views of affected landowners, local authorities, statutory consultees and other parties who have provided comments on the development.
The purpose of this consultation was not to re-examine the proposed development itself but to constructively support the role of committed mitigation and restoration and to minimise impacts upon the environment, tourism, cultural heritage and historic sites.