Following a series of recent public consultation events on proposals to replace part of the electricity network in Dumfries and Galloway, SP Energy Networks has reminded residents that they have until Friday 26th January to submit their comments.
The Kendoon to Tongland 132kV Reinforcement Project aims to modernise the electricity network between Kendoon and Tongland, making it more resilient for homes and businesses. The existing 132,000 volt (132kV) system is coming towards the end of its operational life.
The consultation is seeking views on detailed route alignments for the new 132kV overhead lines, including potential locations for the steel towers and wooden poles that will support them, and working areas and construction accesses. Copies of the project documents are available to view at the following information points:
- Dalry Library, Main Street, St. John’s Town of Dalry, DG7 3UP. Tel: 01644 430234
- Kirkcudbright Library, Daar Road Offices, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JG. Tel: 01557 331240
- Dumfries Ewart Library, Catherine Street, Dumfries, DG1 1JB. Tel: 01387 253820
- Dumfries Planning Office, Kirkbank, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2HS
The project website provides details on the information points, and all of the ways that residents can comment on the plans: www.spendgsr.co.uk
Colin Brown, SP Energy Networks Project Manager, said: “We had a good turnout at the exhibitions we held in Kirkcudbright, Mossdale and New Galloway in November, and we have received a range of comments. However, there is still time for anyone who wishes to put forward their views to review the documents and submit their feedback.”
The responses received from the consultation process, together with further technical and environmental studies, will help to inform SP Energy Networks’ final plans.
Subject to final approval by the Scottish Government, SP Energy Networks hopes to have the new system in use by 2023.
The recent public consultation exhibitions were:
|1. Tuesday November 21 2017
|CatStrand Arts & Visitor Centre, High Street, New Galloway, DG7 3RN
|2. Wednesday November 22 2017
|Kirkcudbright Parish Church Hall, St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4AQ
|3. Thursday November 23, 2017
|Mossdale Village Hall, Mossdale, DG7 2NF