Notification has also been received from ELC Planning department regarding the following:
THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017
ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 SECTION 36: APPLICATION FOR THE PROPOSED CRYSTAL RIG IV WIND FARM WITHIN THE PLANNING AUTHORITY AREAS OF EAST LOTHIAN COUNCIL AND SCOTTISH BORDERS COUNCIL
East Lothian Council have been consulted by Scottish Ministers on an application under Section 36 of the Electricity Act for construction of a windfarm. The proposed development is in the Lammermuir Hills, immediately to the south of the existing Crystal Rig Wind farms. All the of the proposed turbines are within Scottish Borders Council area however the access to the development will make use of the existing tracks to the north, which is within East Lothian.
The applicant is seeking consent for 35 years for 11 wind turbines, ancillary development including transformers, crane pads, tracks and borrow pits, as well as forestry felling. The turbines will be 4 up to 149.9m; 3 at up to 174.5m, and 4 at up to 200m. Aviation lighting is included. Access to the site from the public road network would follow the same route as used for the existing Crystal Rig Wind Farms. The route leaves the A1(T) north of the Innerwick junction in East Lothian and follows minor public roads past Thurston for 4.5 km up to a point midway between Upperhall Farm and Elmscleugh Farm. At this point the route leaves the public highway and continues on a private track adjacent to the 400 kV pylon line southwest wards. The access route then follows the pylon line onto the site.
The application documentation can be viewed at the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents Unit website www.energyconsents.scot by:
– clicking on Search tab; then,
– clicking on Simple Search tab; then,
– typing Crystal Rig Wind Farm into Search by Project Name box then clicking on Go; then
– clicking on ECU00000607 and then click on Documents tab.
It is also available to view on the application website at https://fredolsenrenewables.com/windfarms/crystal-rig-iv/
If you wish to send any comments to me for consideration in compiling East Lothian Council’s response to this application please do so by by October 10th 2018. This will not affect consideration of any comments you have made or do make directly to the Scottish Ministers or the Energy Consents Unit.
Planning Service: East Lothian Council: John Muir House: HADDINGTON: EH41 3LH
Tel: 01620 827370