Following extensive consultation on its proposals for upgrading the network between Beauly and Tomatin, Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE Transmission) is to carry out further assessment on a site suggested by local residents. The site, located in the area of Glen Kyllachy Forest on the Farr Road will now be the subject of additional surveys to assess its suitability.
Andrew McLaren, Project Manager, SHE Transmission said: "As a responsible developer, we know how important it is to work positively with local communities and keep people informed about what we are doing. This is particularly important when we are developing a proposal and we want to understand what local people think about our plans.
It is for this reason that we take the time to discuss our proposals with local community councils, encourage engagement from the wider community and listen to the feedback we receive.
It is important that we take time to investigate the options fully and ensure we develop an overall solution that can be delivered - balancing technical, environmental and economic considerations. I would like to thank residents for their patience while we are carrying out this work."
SHE Transmission held a total of eight consultation exhibitions over three rounds in November 2013, January 2014 and April 2014 to enable local residents and interested parties to provide feedback or comments on the proposed Beauly-Knocknagael-Tomatin project.
A report on the recent consultation will be published on the project website - www.ssepd.co.uk/beaulyknocknagaeltomatin once available.