SP Energy Networks (SPEN) has submitted some additional information on private water supplies to the Scottish Government in relation to our consent applications for the Kendoon to Tongland 132kV Reinforcement Project (KTR Project).
There have been no changes to the proposed layout or design of the KTR Project, but the report is considered to be supplementary information for the purposes of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations.
It has therefore been published as ‘additional information’ in accordance with Regulation 20 of the EIA Regulations (as amended), and the Scottish Government is inviting comments from consultees and members of the public by 05 September 2021.
Following SPEN’s submission of the EIA Report in support of the five applications for the development of a series of overhead line (OHL) connections and associated developments which form the Kendoon to Tongland 132 kilovolt (kV) Reinforcement Project (KTR Project) in September 2020, the Scottish Ministers consulted the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) who recommended that SPEN provide additional information on several private water supplies (PWS). Scottish Ministers asked that SPEN provide the information recommended by SEPA.
SPEN commissioned Kaya Consulting Limited to provide the information described by SEPA, and their report provides a summary of the SEPA comments, requested information and subsequent updated risk assessments for several PWS.
SPEN has submitted this report to the Scottish Government, requested by Scottish Ministers under Regulation 19 of the Electricity Works (Scotland) Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations 2017, to address the concerns raised by SEPA in relation to PWS as described above.
The Scottish Ministers will determine whether to grant or refuse consent based on the information in the 2020 EIA Report, including this additional information, the merits of the KTR Project and other material considerations. All previous representations received by Scottish Ministers in relation to the above applications will still be considered.
The additional information is now available for public viewing along with the 2020 EIA Report on the project website and the Scottish Government ECU Portal.
Any representations to the applications may be submitted to Scottish Ministers via the Energy Consents Unit website by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 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.
Please note that there may be a delay in the Energy Consents Unit receiving representations by post. Any representations should be received no later than 05 September 2021 although Scottish Ministers may consider representations received after this date.
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