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SSE Generation Limited ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 (SECTION 36C) THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017

Notice ID: GL1415615

Notice effective from
14th June 2019 to 14th July 2019

SSE Generation Limited ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 (SECTION 36C) THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017 Notice is hereby given that SSE Generation Limited, company registration number 02310571 and office at 55 Vastern Road, Reading, RG1 8BU, has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the section 36 consent to construct and operate an extension to the existing wind farm at Gordonbush Estate, approximately 9.5km to the north west of Brora (Central Grid Reference NC 847 134) previously consented on 29th September 2017 by Scottish Ministers ("the variation application"). The proposed variation is subject to Environmental Impact Assessment.

Notice is hereby given that SSE Generation Limited, company registration number 02310571 and office at 55 Vastern Road, Reading, RG1 8BU, has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the section 36 consent to construct and operate an extension to the existing wind farm at Gordonbush Estate, approximately 9.5km to the north west of Brora (Central Grid Reference NC 847 134) previously consented on 29th September 2017 by Scottish Ministers ("the variation application"). The proposed variation is subject to Environmental Impact Assessment.

SSE Generation Limited has now submitted additional information to Scottish Ministers, which includes information on changes to the Proposed Varied Development, required following ground investigation works undertaken since submission of the application; namely, relocation of Turbine 4 by approximately 113m and deletion of associated access track length; removal of one borrow pit search area; inclusion of one additional borrow pit search area; relocation of the concrete batching plant; and construction of an additional circa 330m of access track.

A summary of the variation application and the additional information prepared in relation to the proposed varied development can be found at the following website:

www.sse.com/gordonbushextension



Copies of the additional information are available for public inspection in person, free of charge:

Brora Library and Culture Centre Planning and building standards office



GowerStreet, Brora, KW9 6pD Sutherland and Easter Ross



(Monday 1-5pm, 6-8pm, Tuesday 10-5pm, Drummuie, Golspie, KW10 6TA Thursday 2-5pm, 6-8pm (open during normal office hours)



Friday 10-12.30, 1.30-4.30)

They can also be viewed at the Scottish Government Library at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ and at the following website:

www.energyconsents.scot

. Copies of the information may be obtained from SSE Renewables Developments (UK) Ltd (tel: 0141 2247245) at a charge of £50 hard copy and £10 on CD. Copies of a short nontechnical summary are available free of charge. Any representations to the application may be submitted via the Energy Consents Unit website at

www.energyconsents.scot/Register.aspx

; by email to the Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit mailbox at

representations@gov.scot

; 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.

Representations should be dated, clearly stating the name (in block capitals), full return email and postal address of those making representations. Only representations sent by email to representations@gov.scot will receive acknowledgement.

All representations should be received not later than 22nd July 2019, although Ministers may consider representations received after this date. Any subsequent additional information which is submitted by the developer will be subject to further public notice in this manner, and representations to such information will be accepted as per this notice.

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 Local Inquiry (PLI) to be held.

Following examination of the environmental information and all views and representations received, Scottish Ministers will determine this application for consent in one of two ways:

? Consent the proposal, with or without conditions attached; or



? Reject the proposal



All previous representations received in relation to this development remain valid.

General Data Protection Regulations The Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit processes consent applications and consultation representations under the Electricity Act 1989. During the process, to support transparency in decision making, the Scottish Government publishes online at

www.energyconsents.scot

. A privacy notice and a fair processing notice are published on the help page at

www.energyconsents.scot

. Theseexplain howtheEnergyConsentsUnitprocessesyourpersonalinformation. If you have any concerns about how your personal data is handled, please email EconsentsAdmin@gov.scot or write to Energy Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU.

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