Consultation on our assessment of SHE Transmission's proposal for reducing visual amenity impacts in the Cairngorms National Park

Publication date
28th February 2019
Closing date
29th March 2019
Policy area
Status

This consultation letter sought stakeholders’ views on our assessment of Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission’s (SHE Transmission) proposal for reducing visual amenity impacts in the Cairngorms 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 Cairngorms National Park mitigation project. This letter included:

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

This consultation closed on 29 March 2019. Stakeholders’ responses helped inform our assessment and decision on the project.

A non-confidential summary of SHE Transmission's submission is published alongside our consultation letter.