When a new application is submitted the developer is required to advertise it on an application website, and with a public notice in the Edinburgh Gazette, one or more national newspapers and in one or more local newspapers. The advert should state:
- that the application has been made, a description of the development, together with a description of the land to which it relates
- that the proposed development is subject to Environmental Impact Assessment
- where and when, and by what means, a copy of the application and associated EIA report can be inspected by members of the public, and the cost of obtaining a copy of the EIA report
- the date by which representations should be made as well as the address where these should be sent, and details of the arrangements by which any additional information will be publicised and consulted upon
Any representations regarding an application should be made to the Scottish Government at the following addresses:
Where applications are:
- for land based electricity generating stations in excess of 50 megawatts installed capacity
- for overhead power lines and associated infrastructure, as well as large gas and oil pipelines
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Online via the website at http://www.energyconsents.scot. For more information on how to submit a representation online, please go to the Help page.
Alternatively, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By writing to:
Energy Consents Unit
5 Atlantic Quay
Where applications are:
- in excess of 1 megawatt (MW) for offshore wind farms and wave or tidal electricity generating devices
Any applications below these thresholds are made to the local planning authority who should be contacted regarding any enquiries on how to make a representation.
In your representation to the Scottish Government, you should identify the proposal and specify the grounds for representation. Representations should be dated and should clearly state the name (in block capitals) and full return email or postal address of those making the representation.
If additional environmental information regarding an application is received from the applicant, all previous representations received in relation to this development remain valid.
We are unable to hold representations in advance of an application being submitted. Representations will only be given weight following the submission of an application where the final design and environmental information is before Ministers and the public. Under GDPR rules, there is no legal basis for processing personal data prior to the submission of an application and therefore no details will be retained.