Plans to build 21-metre high buildings to handle offshore energy in rural East Lothian have been approved by councillors despite concerns over a lack of a masterplan for the area from local communities.
The proposals by SSE Renewables could see one of the world’s biggest windfarms bring energy onto land near Skateraw, on the east of the county coastline.
Their plans to create a substation or converter station near Innerwick in the county’s Lammermuirs include running cables across just under 600 hectares of land between Skateraw at the coast and Branxton. The proposals are already expected to face a public inquiry by Scottish Ministers next year over the energy firm’s bid to issue Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs)on owners of land involved.
The operators of Torness Nuclear Power Station, Network Rail, Scottish Powers and private land owners, all object to the CPOs.

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