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Process

Surveys

Ecological surveys onsite have been ongoing since 2017, the findings of which will be detailed in a Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIA-R) which will accompany the application.

Assessment

A detailed Environmental Impact Assessment will need to be produced, covering a wide range of topics. The scope of such an assessment will be consulted on with various relevant consultees via the Scottish Government's Energy Consents Unit.

Consultation

A programme of online and interative consultation, including public exhibitions and/or virtual exhibitions, will be taking place in 2020 and in 2021.

Application

Owing to the anticipated connected capacity of the scheme, an application for permission will be submitted to the Scottish Government's Energy Consents Unit. Scottish Borders Council will however be an important consultee, along with Scottish Natural Heritage, SEPA, Historic Environment Scotland and various other bodies, as well as local communities. The application was submitted to the Energy Consents Unit on 27th October 2021.

Decision

Following the submission of a planning application, a decision will be reached by Scottish Ministers.

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