Inch Cape Project to host Substation Design and Community Artwork Information Events

25 April 2019

ICOL team to hold events later this month to offer locals an opportunity to feedback on Transmission Works design concepts

Developer to launch community artwork project

Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) is to hold community consultation events in Prestonpans and Port Seton later this month to give locals an opportunity to see visualisations of its proposed Onshore Transmission Works, share feedback and learn more about the next phase of the development.

Events will be held at the Prestonpans Community Centre on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 – 3-8pm and Port Seton Centre on Thursday 25th April 2019 – 3-8pm. 

Inch Cape’s Onshore Consents Manager, Marie Adkins, said: “We would welcome the community’s feedback on potential design concepts for the Onshore Transmission Works to help inform our discussions and recommendations to East Lothian Council as part of the detailed design phase. We look forward to seeing locals at the upcoming events and answering any questions they may have.” 

The design concepts for the substation, available to see as a 3D digital model at the event, have been created in line with Inch Cape’s ‘Environmental Impact Assessment’ report and engineering limitations, as well as efforts to reduce the footprint of the works.

The team are also looking to consult with the community on a forthcoming art project on or around the site, something ICOL has committed to as part of the Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) consent. The project team hopes to call on local school pupils to submit ideas and will commission a local artist to deliver. More information will be shared at the community events.

Marie added: “We are excited to bring a new community art project to the local area. East Lothian and the Prestonpans, Cockenzie and Port Seton communities in particular, have a wealth of art and cultural heritage so we are keen to help create new installations for future generations. We look forward to working with a local artist to bring this to life.”

Local artists who may be interested in getting involved should contact inchcapewind@redrockpower.co.uk to learn more.

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