Local views sought on Inch Cape onshore plans

Local views are being sought on extending the deadline for the design of Inch Cape’s onshore substation which has been delayed due to Covid-19.

The company plans to apply for more time to come up with detailed designs for the Cockenzie substation, in order to meet conditions included in the planning permission in principle granted by East Lothian Council over two years ago.

A dedicated consultation webpage will be live on the project website www.inchcapewind.com from 9th – 31st August 2021 and will include a link to a feedback form where comments and questions, as well as requests for further information can be submitted directly to the project team.

In addition, live interactive chat sessions will also take place between 14:00 – 16:00 hrs and 18:00 – 20:00 hrs on both Thursday 12th August and Thursday 19th August 2021.

A chat icon will appear on the consultation webpage during those times, enabling members of the public to post questions.

Alternatively anyone can email info@inchapewind.com with any queries.

Nikki Keddie, Stakeholder Manager at Inch Cape Offshore Limited, said:

“The project has planning permission in principle for the onshore substation and related works which was granted in 2019. However this permission expires in 2022 and we now intend to apply for more time to finalise the design of the substation and to submit the information required in the conditions attached to the consent.

“Our consultation events are an opportunity for local people to find out more about this process and to offer their views. All are welcome to attend and participate.”

If you do have questions or comments on the proposal, Inch Cape request that these be submitted either live during the chat sessions, via the feedback form or directly by email by no later than 5pm on 31st August 2021.

The formal Pre-Application Consultation advert can be found here.