16th October 2023
Supplementary Environmental Information (SEI) has been submitted to the Energy Consents Unit to support Kirkton Energy Park Section 36 application.
The SEI has been prepared in order to provide an updated assessment of the amendments to the proposed development (relocation of Turbine No.7 and realignment of a section of track) and to address consultee responses from The Highland Council, NatureScot, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). The Highland Council have requested an update to the cumulative assessment within the 2022 EIA Report, and also an assessment of the potential impacts of the proposed development on the Candidate Flow Country World Heritage Site – the SEI addresses these requests.
The number of turbines, turbine dimensions and anticipated installed Megawatt (MW) capacity remain unchanged from the Section 36 application made in November 2022.
The SEI documents has been uploaded electronically to the Scottish Government’s ECU portal, and is also available on the 'Project Info' tab of the project website.
Hard copies will also be made available for public inspection in person from Friday 27th October, free of charge, during normal office hours at:
The Highland Council Wick Office
Monday – Friday: 9am to 5pm
Planning & Building Standards & Infrastructure Service, Caithness House,
And is also available from the following locations, during the opening hours of this facility:
Monday: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday: 10am – 8pm
Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 1pm
Friday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 1pm
The Halladale Inn
Monday: 9am – 9.30pm
Tuesday: 9am – 9.30pm
Wednesday: 9am – 9.30pm
Thursday: 9am – 9.30pm
Friday: 9am – 9.30pm
Saturday: 9am – 9.30pm
Any new representations may be submitted to Scottish Ministers via the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit, either via the website at https://www.energyconsents.scot/Register.aspx; by email to email@example.com; or by post to Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU, identifying the proposal and specifying the grounds for representation.
Written or emailed representations should be dated, clearly stating the name (in block capitals) and full postal address of those making representations. Emailed representations should also include the full return email address of those making representations. Only representations sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org will receive acknowledgement.
All representations should be received not later than Friday the 1st of December 2023 although Ministers may consider representations received after this date.