CUMBERHEAD WEST WIND FARM LTD ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997 THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017 The Electricity Works (Miscellaneous Temporary Modifications) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020Notice ID: GLA1920466
CUMBERHEAD WEST WIND FARM LTD ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997 THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017 The Electricity Works (Miscellaneous Temporary Modifications) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020
Notice is hereby given that Cumberhead West Wind Farm Ltd, company registration number SC535501, with its Registered Office at 320 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5AD, has applied to the Scottish Ministers for consent under Section 36 (S36) of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct and operate a wind farm known as Cumberhead West Wind Farm, 4.3 km west of Coalburn in South Lanarkshire (Central Grid Reference NS 75107 34361). The installed capacity of the proposed generating station would be up to 126MW comprising up to 21 turbines with a maximum ground to blade tip height of 200 metres, plus around 40MW of energy storage output capacity. The proposed development has been subject to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and an EIA Report has been produced to accompany the application for consent.
Cumberhead West 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.
A copy of the 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 detail and presenting an analysis of the environmental implications, is available for public inspection, free of charge on the application website
or on the Scottish Government Energy Consents website atwww.energyconsents.scot
under application reference ECU00002171.
Please note that no physical copies of the documents are available to view at Council offices or libraries. This is due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. This approach complies with The Electricity Works (Miscellaneous Temporary Modifications) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020, which came into force on the 24th April 2020.
Copies of the EIA Report may be obtained from 3R Energy (telephone: 01555 660244 / email:
) at a charge of £500 per hard copy and £15 for digital copy on USB. Copies of a short Non-Technical Summary are available free of charge.
Any representations to the application may be submitted via the Energy Consents Unit website at
; by email to the Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org
; 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. Please note that there may be a delay in the Energy Consents Unit receiving representations by post.
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
will receive acknowledgement.
All representations should be received not later than 22nd January 2021, although Ministers may consider representations received after this date.
Any subsequent information which is submitted by the developer under the Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 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
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