Upper Sonachan Wind Park Limited ELECTRICITY ACTNotice ID:
Upper Sonachan Wind Park Limited ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997 THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2000 Notice is hereby given that Upper Sonachan Wind Park Limited, company registration number 09800322, whose registered office is situated at Unicorn House, Russell Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3AX has applied to the Scottish Ministers for consent to construct and operate a wind farm on land in Upper Sonachan Forest, located between the A819 and B840, near Portsonachan, Ardbrecknish and Cladich, approximately 9.5km north of Inveraray. (Central Grid Reference: NN065188). The installed capacity of the proposed generating station would be up to 64.6 MW, comprising 19 turbines with a maximum overall ground to blade tip height of 136.5 metres.
Upper Sonachan Wind Park Limited has also applied for a direction under Section 57(2) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 that planning permission for the development be deemed to be granted. A copy of the application, with a plan showing the land to which it relates, together with a copy of the Environmental Statement discussing the Company's proposals in more detail and presenting an analysis of the environmental implications, are available for inspection, free of charge, during normal office hours at:
LocationOpening HourslAddress I
Monday and Wednesday -10:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm -7:00pm
Thursday - 10:00am - 1:00pm,
2:00 - 6:00pm
Friday - 10:00am - 1:00pm,
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday - 10:00am - 1:00pm
77 Albany Street, Oban,
Argyll and Bute Council Offices
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9:00am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 5:00pm Wednesday - 10:00am -
12:30pm, 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Municipal Building, Albany Street,
Oban, PA34 4AW
The Environmental Statement can also be viewed at the Scottish Government Library at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ.
Copies of the Environmental Statement may be obtained from Upper Sonachan Wind Park Limited (tel: 01453 790152) at a charge of £500 hard copy and £10 on CD. Copies of a short non-technical summary are available free of charge.
Any representations to the application should be made by email to the Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit mailbox at Representations_Mailbox@gov.scot
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, not later than Monday 21st December.
Representations should be dated and should clearly state the name (in block capitals), full return email and postal address of those making representations. Only representations sent by email to the address stipulated will receive acknowledgement.
When initial comments from statutory consultees are received further public notices will give advice on how this information may be viewed by members of the public, and how representations may be made to Scottish Ministers. During the consideration of the proposal, Scottish Ministers may formally request further information to supplement the Environmental Statement and this will also be advertised in such a manner.
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 receipt of all views and representations, Scottish Ministers will determine the application for consent in two ways:
? Consent the proposal, with or without conditions attached; or
? Reject the proposal
Fair Processing Notice The Scottish Government Local Energy & Consents 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. When making an email or paper representation you will automatically be opted in to its publication unless you choose to mark it as confidential. We may share your personal data with DPEA and local Planning Authorities but will not publish your personal data (e.g. your name and address) as this is removed beforehand in compliance with the Data Protection Act. Should you choose not to provide your personal data then your representation will only be considered by Scottish Ministers and not be shared for consideration with any other party. If you have any concerns about how your personal data is handled, please email us at: Energy_Consents@gov.scot or write to Local Energy & Consents, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow,