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T Route Rebuild Project

T Route Rebuild Project – Feedback from Consultation event of July/August 2022

Feedback from consultees following the original consultation on this project has been reviewed, with subsequent amendments now included as part of the proposed route. These amendments are summarised as follows:

Change to the point of connection at AK Route, north of Annan.

To avoid felling a number of mature, broadleaf trees located along the disused railway line north of Annan, the proposed route has been amended to now run from tower AK05, rather than tower AK08. The route now runs parallel to the east side of the railway for a distance of approximately 500m before turning southeast then east and re-joining the original preferred route north of the B6357. One additional tower is required to transition from tower AK05 to the new wood pole overhead line.

Other changes

Working with landowners, further, smaller refinements will be made to follow field boundaries where possible, provided this is in accordance with SPEN’s Approach to Routeing Overhead Lines guidance.

Project Information

Hard copies of the original Routeing and Consultation Document as well as the updated annex which describes the post consultation amendments can be viewed at:

Annan Library, Annan Town Hall, 16 High Street, Annan DG12 6AQ

Gretna Library, Central Ave, Gretna DG16 5AQ

Electronic copies can also be downloaded from: www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/trouterebuild.aspx

Documents for download

Further Comments

Further comment can be sent to troute@spenergynetworks.co.uk

Please provide any further comments by Tuesday 6th January 2023.

Our GDPR statement can be found here.

Following establishment of the proposed route, 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. Submission of the Section 37 application is anticipated for August 2023.

 

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