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Overhead Line connection for Harestanes West wind farm to BR Route

Wood Pole Overhead Line for Harestanes West Wind Farm to BR Route

PUBLIC CONSULTATION – 1st August to 1st September 2023

In person public consultation events where the details of the preferred route can be viewed, are to be held at the following locations/times:

24th August between 12pm – 6pm at the Hetland Hall Hotel, Near Carrutherstown, A75, Carrutherstown, Dumfries, DG1 4JX and

25th August between 12pm -6pm at Heathhall Community Centre, Barnett, Road, Heathhall, Dumfries, DG1 3RU

Please provide us with your comments on the proposed route corridor

Description of Development:  A 23km long overhead line supported by wood poles and operating at 132kv between Harestanes West wind farm substation and the existing transmission steel tower BR61, including a new circuit breaker compound, southeast of Dumfries near Mouswald.

This project involves the construction of a new overhead line supported on wood poles, approximately 11m to 16m in height (above ground), including insulators, with span lengths of approximately 80m-100m. Double wood pole structures known as Trident ‘H’ poles will be used to support the overhead line.

To provide the connection to the transmission network, the project requires the following components.

  • A 132kV wood pole overhead line circuit from Harestanes West wind farm site (295763, 591476) to the existing transmission steel tower line at tower BR61.
  • A circuit breaker compound adjacent to tower BR61.

This is the first of two rounds of public consultation at the end of which a proposed alignment will be confirmed. Following establishment of the proposed route, SP Transmission Plc on behalf of SP Energy Networks intends to submit an application to the Scottish Ministers for consent under section 37 of the Electricity Act 1989 and deemed planning permission under section 57 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997. The application submission is currently planned for early 2025.

Comments at this stage are to allow SP Transmission Plc on behalf of SPEN to inform the routeing process and are not to the Scottish Government.

Hard copies of the Information leaflet are available on request.

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Harestanes West OHL Project

Land and Planning

SP Energy Networks

55 Fullarton Drive


G32 8FA



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