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Notice ID: GL1338735

Notice effective from
21st June 2017 to 21st July 2017

NLEI LTD ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997 THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017 Notice is hereby given that NLEI Ltd, (company number SC511747 at registered address Clyde View (Suite F3), Riverside Business Park, 22 Pottery Street, Greenock, PA15 2UZ) has applied to the Scottish Ministers for consent under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct and operate a wind farm known as North Lowther Energy Initiative (NLEI) within the Queensberry Estate, approximately 5km south of Crawfordjohn, 2km northeast of Sanquhar and west of Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway (Central Grid Reference 283464, 615138). The installed capacity of the proposed generating station would be up to 147 MW comprising up to 35 turbines with a maximum ground to blade tip height of 149 metres. The proposed development is subject to Environmental Impact Assessment and the developer has produced an Environmental Statement.
NLEI 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 Environmental Statement discussing the Company's proposals in more detail and presenting an analysis of the environmental implications, are available for public inspection in person, free of charge, during normal office hours at:
Opening Hours
Dumfries and Galloway Council Council Headquarters
Monday to Friday - 10am to 4pm Saturday - Closed Sunday - Closed
109-115 English Street Dumfries DG12DD
Museum of Lead Mining Visitor Centre
Monday to Sunday - 11am to 4:30pm
Museum of Lead Mining Visitor Centre Wanlockhead
ML12 6UT
Sanquhar Dumfries and Galloway Council Customer Services
Monday - 10 am to 1 pm Tuesday - Closed Wednesday - 10am to 4pm Thursday - 10am to 1pm Friday - 2pm to 7pm Saturday - Closed Sunday - Closed
Sanquhar Dumfries and Galloway Council Customer Services 100 High Street Sanquhar
The Environmental Statement can also be viewed at the Scottish Government Library at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ; on the application website at; or at
Copies of the Environmental Statement may be obtained from NLEI Ltd (telephone: 01475 749 950/ email at a charge of £1,100 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; byemail 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.
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 not later than 23rd July, 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 Local Inquiry (PLI) to be held.
Following examination of the environmental information, Scottish Ministers will determine the application for consent in two ways:
? Consent the proposal, with or without conditions attached; or

? Reject the proposal

Fair Processing Notice 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 When making an email or paper representation you will automatically be opted in to its publication unless you choose to mark it as confidential. We may share your personal data with DPEA and local Planning Authorities but will not publish your personal data (e.g. your name and address) as this is removed beforehand in compliance with the Data Protection Act. Should you choose not to provide your personal data then your representation will only be considered by Scottish Ministers and not be shared for consideration with any other party. If you have any concerns about how your personal data is handled, please email us at: or write to Energy Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU


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