The wind farm’s export cables will come ashore at the former Cockenzie Power Station site on the Firth of Forth coastline in East Lothian. Inch Cape secured Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) for the proposed onshore transmission works in February 2019 and signed a land agreement with East Lothian Council thereafter. Its coastal location and close proximity to the existing grid connection minimises disruption to the local communities and countryside.
We look forward to continued engagement with the local community as the we progress the Onshore Works’ detailed design.
August 2021 Update
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 run 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.