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Notice ID: GL1401635

Notice effective from
13th February 2019 to 15th March 2019


Notice is hereby given that ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Limited, (Company Number: NI028425) having their registered office at The Soloist, 1 Lanyon Place, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT1 3LP) has applied to the Scottish Ministers for consent under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to extend the operational Whitelee Windfarm by construction and operation of a Battery Energy Storage Facility on land within the existing Whitelee Windfarm, at the Ardochrig Electrical Substation (Central Grid Reference 263618, 646810). The installed capacity of the proposed extension would be up to 50 MW. The proposed development is not subject to Environmental Impact Assessment.

ScottishPower Renewables
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 supporting statement discussing the Company's proposals in more detail and presenting an analysis of the environmental implications and a copy of the non-technical summary document, are available for public inspection in person, free of charge, during normal office hours at:
Location Opening Hours Address

South Lanarkshire Council,
Council Headquarters
Monday to Thursday: 8:45am to 4:45pm; Friday 8.45am to 4:15pm
Council Offices, Almada Street, Hamilton, ML30AA
South Lanarkshire Council, Q and A Office, Civic Centre
Monday to Thursday 8:45am to 4:45pm; Friday 8:45am to 4:15pm
Council Offices, Andrew Street, East Kilbride G741AB

The application and supporting statement can also be viewed at Copies of the supporting statement may be obtained from ScottishPower Renewables ( at a charge of £150 hard copy and £20 on CD. 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 at; 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 will receive acknowledgement. All representations should be received not later than Friday 15th March 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

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 A privacy notice and a fair processing notice are published on the help page at 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 or write to Energy Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU.


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