Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) intends to apply to East Lothian Council (ELC) for Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) under the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, as amended, for a substation, underground electricity cables, and associated infrastructure (Onshore Transmission Works (OnTW)), associated with ICOL’s Offshore Wind Farm. The Revised Application Site for the OnTW will be located on the site of the former Cockenzie Power Station in East Lothian.
An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) will be undertaken for the OnTW under the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017. The assessment will be reported in an EIA Report which will be submitted to support the PPP application. This scoping report has been prepared as the first stage of the EIA process in support of a request for a scoping opinion from ELC, under Regulation 17 of the EIA Regulations.