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Whitelee Windfarm, Application To Construct And Operate A Solar Photovoltaic And Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Electricity Generation Station

Notice ID: GLA2410403

Notice effective from
20th May 2022 to 19th June 2022

ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Ltd

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 submitted additional information to the Scottish Ministers in relation to the application 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. An EIA Report has been produced to accompany the application for consent.
ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Ltd has also asked that Scottish Ministers give 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.
ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Ltd has now submitted additional information to Scottish Ministers, which includes information in the form of an Further Environmental Information (FEI) Report relating to GHG Emissions (Carbon)/ Geology, Hydrology and Hydrogeology/Noise Modelling/Major Accidents and Hazards/Traffic and Transport, as well as an updated PSRA (Peat Slide Risk Assessment).
A copy of the application, with a plan showing the land to which it relates and the EIA Report, together with the additional information, is available for public inspection, free of charge on the application website at  or on the Scottish Government Energy Consents website at under application reference ECU00002198.
Copies of the additional information may be obtained from ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Ltd (telephone: 07598 607065 email at a charge of £30 per hard copy and £10 per CD-Rom. Copies of the application and EIA Report are also available and copies of a short Non-Technical Summary are available free of charge.
All previous representations received by Scottish Ministers in relation to the above application will still be considered.
Any new representations may be submitted to Scottish Ministers 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) and full postal address of those making representations.
Emailed representations should also include the full return email address of those making representations. Only representations sent by email to will receive acknowledgement.
All representations should be received no later than 30th June 2022, 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 Inquiry 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 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 the processing of your personal information by the Scottish Government, please email or write to Energy Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU.


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