Time limited consent

Important and welcome information in regard to ‘Time limited consent’ (most windarms). Normally, it is stipulated in planning conditions that development must commence within 3 years of award of consent.(Occasionally  an appplicant can get an increase to 5 years awarded by Scottish Ministers or a Local Authority) Commencement of a Read more…

Scotsman letters

One objection of Dr Richard Dixon (Scotsman 22 May) to small modular nuclear reactors (SMRS of 300 MW base load capacity) apparently is that they would take up the area of all of two football pitches (about 3 acres). The equivalent in wind turbines of 2MW (load factor about 30 Read more…

Thousands of high-voltage electricity pylons to be installed across Britain – Telegraph

National Grid is to install as many as 6,000 electricity pylons across the English countryside as part of plans to invest £31bn in the nation’s transmission networks. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2024/05/23/bill-payers-to-fund-30bn-net-zero-overhaul-of-national-grid/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR0Td8Qv54DxlhhIl7pZ22eLX-PBvKbb3GjQW1cUrTYZbXfPwsUFQ621L_U_aem_AUIjYC2A-Y_-Gv6qvqyw-BOmgeZwmTbCVMvEX0nlAK2yYAoGe0RhhDJ4Dzw18khEu0RyKyVWaQHKbez_BuWTx36e  

Herald letters

NUCLEAR power is the answer to our energy problems and ticks every box. So it is wonderful news that plans for future UK power provision for what will be our 60 million-plus population include a nuclear power plant in Scotland. At last. It will be clean energy that does not Read more…

Scotsman letters

Plans for a £130 million battery storage park in Bathgate have been lodged with West Lothian Council (Scotsman, 17 May). The applicant, On Path Energy, promises green electricity sourced from surplus solar and wind electricity. However their statement “local people remain at the centre of our proposals” is surprising. Never Read more…