Powerline and Substation Response from SDCC

By bellmannews / April 7, 2024

CONCERNS over the impact of the proposed high voltage power lines and associated new substation at Fetteresso Forest top the agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting of Stonehaven and District Community Council, SDCC.

SSEN have extended their public consultation period for the Kintore – Tealing 400Kv overhead line connection until April 30.

Two options are presented for the overhead line route as it passes to the west of Stonehaven before reaching the proposed substation at Fetteresso Forest – the Hurlie substation.

SDCC have composed a draft response to the consultation in which they ask that the route labelled E2 is used. And they ask that underground cables are put in place rather than overhead cables. Concerns for future developments not yet part of this consultation are also highlighted.

Here is the very detailed response, which can be read in the pane below or downloaded using the link at the bottom.

Members of the public are welcome to attend Tuesday’s meeting held in the former courtroom in the County Building (Sheriff Court) on Dunnottar Avenue. Those who wish to join online can do so using the link below.

Stonehaven & District Community CouncilBusiness Meeting: 9th April 2024 @ 7pm

Agenda:

  1. Chairperson’s Welcome:
  2. Roll-call:
  3. Apologies & Declarations of Interest:
  4. SSEN Kintore -Tealing 400kV Connection and Hurlie (Fetteresso Forest) 400kV Substation – SDCC Proposed Consultation Response – MO / DL / JL / IH & DB
  5. SDCC Constitution Review – Management of long term non-attendance at meetings.
  6. Matters Arising from Previous Minutes:
    1. Storm Damage
    1. Stonehaven Medical Centre – Link with Patient Participation Group – RC – Next Meeting TBC
    1. Royal Mail Building – IH
    1. Redclock Park – RC
    1. Hannah Dyson Award & Community Awards – AL
    1. Public Toilets – Beach Area – JL
    1. Aberdeenshire Council – Spending Cuts Including: School Janitorial Services Review / Lollipop Persons / Viewmount Service Point / Library Opening Hours.
    1. Dunnottar Martyrs Memorial March
    1. Community Storage – JS
  7. Approval of Previous Minutes (12th March 2024)
  8. Police Report
  9. Planning Report
  10. SDCC Committees / Sub-Groups (Only Report if Applicable)
    1. Local Development Plan / Local Place Plan – MO – Next meeting 11/04/2024
    1. Invercarron Resource Centre / Older People’s Services – RC / IH
    1. Community Resilience Plan – Update – MO – Next meeting TBC
    1. Achères & Stonehaven Twinning Partnership (Next Meeting TBC
    1. Swim the Bay – JS / NM / SMcQ (Next Meeting 22/04/2024)
  11. Outside Bodies / Committees (Brief Reports)
    1. Transport Action Kincardine-shire (TRAK) – IH – Next meeting TBC
    1. Town Centre Improvement Group – AL/DL – Next meeting TBC
    1. Kincardine and Mearns Community Council Forum – DL / RC / IH – Next meeting 05/06/2024
    1. Kincardine and Mearns Community Planning Group – IH
  12. Treasurer’s Report: – (See Supporting Documents) – MO
  13. Correspondence: AL
  14. AOCB (NB special circumstance items only)
  15. Date of Next Meetings:

Agenda Discussion Meeting: 7th May 2024 @ 7pm & Business Meeting: 14th May 2024 @ 7pm

Join the meeting online

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