EDP were selected from the Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN’s) Environmental Framework in 2013 to provide consultancy inputs to support the preparation of the Section 37 grid connection application for the Loch Urr wind farm. This 150MW development in south-west Scotland required a 25km grid connection to connect to a proposed ancillary substation.
EDP’s inputs involved managing the wider project team, which included representatives from Peter Brett Associates, Envision 3D and RTS Forestry, whilst at the same time providing the full range of soft environmental technical inputs from our Cirencester office.
We worked on the project for over 2 years, during which time we undertook many hours of ecology, landscape ad heritage surveys, and produced both a Routeing Consultation Document and Scoping Report in line with SPEN’s defined project phases.
Following the change in Government Policy in 2015, the wind farm was shelved, as was the need for the grid connection.
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