Glenmuckloch Pump Storage Hydro Ltd ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997 ELECTRICITY GENERATING STATIONS (APPLICATIONS FOR VARIATIONNotice ID: GLA2064461
Glenmuckloch Pump Storage Hydro Ltd ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997 ELECTRICITY GENERATING STATIONS (APPLICATIONS FOR VARIATION
OF CONSENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2013 THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017 Notice is hereby given that Glenmuckloch Pump Storage Hydro Ltd, company registration number SC522520, with its Registered Office at Buccleuch Weatherhouse, Bowhill, Selkirk, Scotland, TD7 5ES, has applied to the Scottish Ministers for consent under Section 36c of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct and operate a pumped storage hydro scheme, known as the Glenmuckloch Pumped Storage Hydro Scheme, which is approximately 3.5 kilometres north-west of Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway, and is accessed from the A76 across an existing rail bridge via Lagrae Road (Central Grid Reference 270404, 614770). The purpose of the application is to vary an existing Section 36 consent which is available to view on the Scottish Government Energy Consents website at
under the case reference EC00005236. The installed capacity of the proposed generating station would be over 50MW and has been subject to Environmental Impact Assessment. An EIA Report has been produced to accompany the application for consent. Glenmuckloch Pumped Storage Hydro 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, and the original S36 consent decision, 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 websitewww.buccleuch.com
. It is also available on the Scottish Government Energy Consents website atwww.energyconsents
. scot under application reference ECU36CGLENMUCKLO. Copies of the EIA Report may be obtained from Glenmuckloch Hydro Storage Ltd (telephone: 0131 524 0910 / email:email@example.com
) at a charge of £500 per hard copy and £10 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 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
will receive acknowledgement. All representations should be received not later than 30 May 2021 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.
Scottish Ministers may exercise their discretion for a Public Local Inquiry (PLI) to be held.
Following examination of the environmental information, Scottish Ministers will determine the application for variation of consent as they deem appropriate. They may:
? Make such variations to the consent as appear to the Scottish Ministers to be appropriate and grant deemed planning permission, with or without conditions attached; or
? Refuse the application, in whole or in part.
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