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Notice ID: MFN0607982

Notice effective from
4th May 2021 to 3rd June 2021

Scottish Government Riaghaltas na h-Alba


SECTION 36 APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO INSTALL AND OPERATE A WINDFARM ON LAND APPROXIMATELY S.5 KM NORTH EAST OF BARRHILL, SOUTH AYRSHIRE NOTICE OF INQUIRY AND HEARING SESSIONS TO BE HELD AS PART OF THE PUBLIC INQUIRY Scottish Ministers have appointed Mr Stephen Hall BA(Hons) BPI MRTPI to consider and submit a report to them on an application under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to install and operate the Clauchrie Wind Farm on land approximately 5.5km north east of Barrhill, South Ayrshire. The application (which is available to view on the DPEA web site) is subject to environmental impact assessment and is supported by the following environmental information:

? Clauchrie Windfarm Environmental Impact Assessment Report (December 2019), the responses of statutory consultees and other relevant representations

The reporter also requested the submission of a Landscape and Visual Cumulative update (25 February 2021) to verify that the 2019 Report's conclusions on these matters remained valid. The Reporter will hold a public inquiry to obtain more information on certain matters before he reports to Scottish Ministers on the case. The matters to be considered during the oral sessions of the public inquiry are:

? Landscape and Visual including Aviation lighting, Night-time impacts, Wild Land and other impacts, including residential amenity (Inquiry Session)

? Hydrology and Hydrogeology including private water supplies and flooding (Inquiry Session)

■ Socio-economics, Tourism and Recreation (Hearing Session)

? Individual Objector Session (Informal Session)

? Planning and Energy Policy; Need; Carbon and electricity generation benefits (Hearing Session)

? Aviation - radar mitigation (Inquiry Session)

? Noise (Inquiry Session)

■ Conditions (Hearing Session)

Sessions will progress in the order provided above. No other matters relevant to this case will be considered at the inquiry and hearing sessions.

The sessions will take place virtually from 24 May 2021 at 10:00 and will run for approximately 5 weeks. The timetable is as follows:

24 May 2021 Introduction/ procedural matters_

24 - 27 May Landscape & Visual Impact, including Wild Land, aviation lighting/night-time impacts, _and residential amenity_

I & 2 June Hydrology & Hydrogeology, (including private _water supplies; flooding)_

3 June_Socio-economics & Tourism_

4 June__Individual Objector Session_

7 June Planning and Energy Policy; Need; Carbon and _electricity generation benefits_

8 -10 June Aviation - radar mitigation_

II June_Overspill if required_

21 & 22 June Noise_

23 June_Conditions_

24 & 25 June | Overspill if required

Any updates to the timetable will be shown on the DPEA website at

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Participating parties have been asked to familiarise themselves with the most up to date guidance issued by the Scottish Government on the coronavirus pandemic and the steps they should take to ensure their safety and the safety of others, in particular in relation to the wearing of face coverings and physical distancing measures. These can be found at

. The reporter will consider adjourning the session(s) if parties do not comply with these measures.

Members of the public are not invited to participate virtually at this meeting and are instead encouraged to follow the proceedings via the recording of the video conference which will be released to the public. The video conference recording will be available to view at:

. Key documents including inquiry statements, documents and precognitions will be available to view on our website:

. On entering the website, enter the reference number WIN-370-3. DPEA collect information if you take part in the planning process, use DPEA websites, send correspondence to DPEA or attend a webcast. To find out more about what information is collected, how the information is used and managed please read the DPEA's privacy notice -

and-environmental-appeals-division-privacy-notice/ DAVID HENDERSON

Planning and Environmental Appeals Division Hadrian House, Callendar Business Park, Callendar Road, FALKIRK FK1 1XR Our ref: WIN-370-3


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