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Notice ID: GLA1829433

Notice effective from
2nd September 2020 to 2nd October 2020

SSE Generation Ltd. ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 (SECTION 36C) THE ELECTRICITY GENERATING STATIONS (APPLICATIONS FOR VARIATION OF CONSENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2013 Notice is hereby given that SSE Generation Ltd, company registration number 02310571 and office at No.1 Forbury Place, 43 Forbury Road, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 3JH has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the section 36 consent to construct and operate the wind farm near Strathy, Sutherland (Central Grid Reference 280829, 951365) previously consented on 27th April 2018 by Scottish Ministers ("the variation application").
The variation application seeks to make the following variations:
* Increase capacity from 133MW to 208MW;

* Increase maximum tip height from 135 m to up to 200 m:

* Increase maximum rotor diameter from 104 m to up to 162m:

* Up to 3 additional borrow pits:

* Relocation of the onsite substation:

* Replace 3 permanent met masts with 2 permanent LiDAR:

* Upgrades to Yellow Bog Road to improve construction efficiency: and

* Relocation of construction compound, laydown areas and batching plant to improve construction efficiency.

The variation application also requests that a direction be made by the Scottish Ministers under section 57 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 that planning permission for the development be deemed to be granted.
A summary of the variation application, a copy of the variation application, a link to the original section 36 consent decision letter and the environmental reports prepared in relation to the proposed varied development can be found at the following website:

Copies of the variation application and environmental reports may be obtained from Laurie Winter 07385 020216 at a charge of £350 hard copy and No Charge on USB. Copies of a non-technical summary are available free of charge.
Any representations to the application may be submitted via the Energy Consents Unit website at

or by email to the Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit mailbox at

or alternatively 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 the address stipulated will receive acknowledgement.
All representations should be received not later than Monday 12 October although Ministers may consider representations received after this date. Should additional substantive information be made available in relation to this application, then further public notices will give advice on how this information may be viewed by members of the public, and how representations may be made to Scottish Ministers.
Where Scottish Ministers decide to exercise their discretion to do so, Scottish Ministers may cause a Public Local Inquiry (PLI) to be held. Following receipt of all views and representations, 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


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