Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) is applying to East Lothian Council (ELC) for Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) under the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (as amended) for the Onshore Substation, electricity cables and associated infrastructure, (referred to in this Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report as the Onshore Transmission Works (OnTW)), required to connect ICOL’s Offshore Wind Farm to the National Electricity Transmission System (NETS).
The Application Site for the OnTW is located principally on the site of the former Cockenzie Power Station and extends to Mean Low Water Springs (MLWS).
An EIA has been undertaken for the OnTW to meet the requirements of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (Scottish Parliament, 2017) (the EIA Regulations). This EIA Report details the findings of the EIA for the OnTW, including assessment of the cumulative and in combination effects. This EIA Report has been submitted in support of the application for PPP.