ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997Notice ID: GL1414216
Stornoway Wind Farm Ltd
ELECTRICITY ACT 1989
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997
THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017
Notice is hereby given that Stornoway Wind Farm Ltd, a company having its registered office at c/o EDF Energy, GSO Business Park, East Kilbride, Scotland G74 5PG, and Company Number SC225262, has applied to the Scottish Ministers for consent under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct and operate Stornoway Wind Farm approximately 1.5km south west of the town of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis (Central Grid Reference E 137386, N 933374). The installed capacity of the proposed generating station would be up to 196 MW comprising 35 turbines; 25 turbines would have a ground to blade tip height of up to 180m and 10 turbines would have a ground to blade tip height of up to 156m. The proposed development is subject to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and an EIA report has been produced.
Stornoway Wind Farm Ltd 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.
Acopyofthe application, with a plan showing the land to which it relates, together with a copy of the EIA report discussing the Company's proposals in more details and presenting an analysis of the environmental implications, are available for public inspection in person, free of charge, during normal office hours at:
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Council Offices
08:00 - 17:30 Monday to Friday
Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis,
10:00 - 17:00 Tuesday /
Wednesday / Friday / Saturday
10:00 - 19:00 Thursday
19 Cromwell Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2DA
Lewis Wind Power
Mondayto Friday09:00 -
17:00 Monday to Friday
9 Harbour View, Cromwell Street Quay,
Stornoway HS1 2DF
The EIA report can also be viewed at the Scottish Government Library at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ; on the application website at
Copies of the EIA report may be obtained from Stornoway Wind Farm Ltd (telephone: 01851 605063 or e-mail:
) at a charge of £1,000 hard copy and CD copies are free of charge. Copies of a short non-technical summary are available free of charge.
Any representations to the application may be submitted via the Energy Consent Unit website at
; 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.
Written or emailed representations should be dated, clearly stating the name (in block capitals), full return email and postal addressed 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 12 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, 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 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
. 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 remove 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:Econsents_admin@gov.scot
or write to Energy Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU.