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Balhungie variation application

Our proposal

We are considering seeking planning permission for a short section of alternative onshore cable route on land between the A930 and Balhungie Farm to that approved under the current planning consent.

The approved onshore cable route was, at the time of development, considered to be the best route in terms of environmental, technical and economic factors. The consented route was agreed in consultation with Angus Council, statutory consultees and affected parties. However, further dialogue with the landowner of Balhungie Farm has resulted in a request to amend the approved route through the farm to further minimise potential impacts on farm operations. The proposed alternative route will also provide a better angle to cross a high pressure gas pipeline which crosses through the consented route.

Under normal circumstances, we would have held a public exhibition in a local venue, but the Covid-19 pandemic and the associated Government guidance means that we were unable to hold such an event.

 

Therefore, we are presenting our proposal information here, with the consultation information boards available for download and inspection as well as maps and other information.

Online engagement sessions

On Monday 13 July 2020, we held an online engagement session via YouTube, where members of the team presented information and responded to questions submitted during the session via email, text and via YouTube chat.

 

We are planning on holding a second live session on Tuesday 29 September between 6pm and 8pm for anyone who was unable to take part in the first session. 

 

 

Please click this button to join the session:

 

If you would like to view the initial two hour session, please click this link:

 

  • YouTube
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Consultation Materials

Our consultation information boards and detailed maps are available for inspection and download below.  For ease, we have provided the boards individually (there are 12 in total) and any corresponding maps adjacent to the relevant board.

We have provided a complete set of consultation boards as one document (the first file below) and under that each board is available separately for ease.

As we are unable to meet with you and other interested parties face to face, we are providing information about our proposal and the work that will take place during cable installation.

If you would like to speak to a member of the project team, please in the first instance contact:

Pauline Allison, Stakeholder Engagement Manager - pauline.allison@sse.com / 07880 180 662

If you have any difficulties accessing the materials (which are in the widely accessible PDF format), please contact Pauline Allison using the details above.

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Boards 1 - 12

Full set of information boards

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Board 1

 

Header board with no proposal information

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Board 2

 

Introduction to the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm development​

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Board 3

 

Introduction to the SSE Renewables and Total, developers of Seagreen in a Joint Venture Partnership

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Board 4

 

Overview of the onshore contruction element of the Seagreen development

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Board 5

Introduction to our Balhungie cable route variation proposals

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Map BVR1

Map BVR2

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Board 6

An overview of the onshore cable installation works

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Board 7

An overview of the onshore cable installation works

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Board 8

Information about the mitigation measures that will be undertaken during construction

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Board 9

Additional information about mitigation measures that willl be undertaken during construction

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Board 10

Information about the benefits that the Seagreen development will bring locally, to Scotland and the wider UK.

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Board 11

Next steps in the planning process

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Contact us and keeping in touch

Next steps

Please refer to information board 11 for more information about the next steps.

 

You will be given the opportunity to comment directly to the planning authority as part of the statutory consultation period should we submit a planning application. In the event of a submission we will advertise the details in the local press and on the project website.
 

Frequently asked questions

We have produced the following Balhungie Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document which may further answer any questions or concerns you might have. The questions have been compiled from those asked of us about the application during our recent online engagement event and those received via other channels.

Please click below to view the document.

 

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