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Notice ID: GLA2116105

Notice effective from
30th June 2021 to 30th July 2021

Notice is hereby given that ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Ltd, (company registration number NI028425, having their registered office at The Soloist, 1 Lanyon Place, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT1 3LP) has applied to the Scottish Ministers for consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct and operate a Solar photovoltaic and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) electricity generation station at Whitelee Windfarm, East Ayrshire (Central Grid Reference NS 517 455, E251749 N645527). The installed capacity of the generating station would be up to 90 megawatts. The proposed development is subject to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) under the Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.
ScottishPower Renewables (UK) 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 supporting statement discussing the Company's proposals in more detail and presenting an analysis of the environmental implications, are available for public inspection on the application website at

solar hydrogen bess.asox or on the Scottish Government Energy Consents website at

under application reference ECU00002198. Following the submission of the application additional information in the form of revised hydrogen production facility plans and peat stability risk assessment were submitted on 14th May and 10th June respectively. 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.
Copies of the application documents may be obtained from ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Ltd (telephone: 07598 607065 email

) at a charge of £150 per hard copy and £20 per CD-Rom.
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. 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 no later than Friday 30th July 2021, although Ministers may consider representations received after this date.
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 one of 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 is published on the help page at

. This explains how the Energy Consents Unit processes your personal information. If you have any concerns about how your personal data is handled, please email Econsents



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