Consultation on our assessment of Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission’s proposals for reducing visual amenity impacts in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Publication date
5th May 2020
Closing date
5th June 2020
Policy area
Status

This consultation letter seeks stakeholders’ views on our assessment of two of Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission’s (SHE Transmission) proposals for reducing visual amenity impacts in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park under RIIO-T1 provisions for the mitigation of pre-existing infrastructure.

As part of the RIIO-T1 price control, we introduced a new policy for electricity transmission owners (TOs) to reduce the visual impact of pre-existing infrastructure in nationally designated areas. The expenditure cap for all mitigation projects that come forward under the scheme during the RIIO-T1 price control is £500 million (2009/10 prices) in total. Our consultation letter set out our proposed efficient costs for SHE Transmission's Glen Falloch and Sloy mitigation projects, located in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

This letter includes:

  • Consultation questions
  • Background on the projects
  • Summary of our project assessment and our proposed efficient costs
  • Next steps, including how to respond to this consultation. This consultation closes on 5 June 2020.

Stakeholders’ responses helped inform our assessment and decision on the project.

We appreciate that stakeholders are focusing on responding to Covid-19 at the moment. The timeframe of this consultation deadline reflects a timely decision is made to guarantee contractor prices and prevent delays in the work programmes.

Non-confidential summaries of SHE Transmission's submissions are published alongside our consultation letter.

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