SCOTTISH HYDRO ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION PLC
ELECTRICITY ACT 1989
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997
THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017
Notice is hereby given that Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission, (company registration number
SC213461 and whose registered office is situated at Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road, Perth
PH1 3AQ), has applied to the Scottish Ministers for consent under Section 37 of the Electricity Act
1989 to upgrade an existing 275 kV overhead line between substations at Blackhillock, Kintore and
Peterhead to enable operation at 400 kV. The total length of the line to be upgraded is approximately
Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc 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. The proposal is subject to Environmental Impact Assessment and an Environmental Impact
Assessment (EIA) report has been produced.
Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc has now submitted additional information to Scottish Ministers,
which includes revised information relating to the operational noise impact assessment.
Copies of the additional information and the application (‘the information’) are available for public
inspection in person, free of charge, during normal office hours at:
Location Opening Hours Address
Inverurie 8.45am to 5pm Monday to Friday Aberdeenshire Council
Peterhead 8.45am to 5pm Monday to Friday Aberdeenshire Council
St Peter Street
Keith Monday: 1pm to 5pm Keith Access Point
Tuesday: 8.45am to 1pm The Resource Centre
Wednesday: 1pm to 5pm 26 Mid Street
Thursday: 8.45am to 1pm Keith
Friday: 1pm to 5pm AB55 5AH
The information can also be viewed at the Scottish Government Library at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh,
EH6 6QQ; on the application website at https://www.ssen-transmission.co.uk/projects/north-east-
400kv/; or at www.energyconsents.scot/.
Copies of the information may be obtained from Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc by contacting
Gary Donlin, Community Liaison Manager by phone +44(0)7384798101/email firstname.lastname@example.org at
a charge of £10 per USB flash drive.
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 email@example.com; 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.
Written or emailed 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
firstname.lastname@example.org will receive acknowledgement.
All representations should be received not later than Friday 13th March 2020, 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, Scottish Ministers will determine this
application for consent in 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. These explain
how the Energy Consents Unit processes your personal information. If you have any concerns about
how your personal data is handled, please email us at: Econsents_admin@gov.scot or write to Energy
Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU.