Environmental Impact Assessment of the Onshore Works
Mainstream Renewable Power is proposing to develop an offshore windfarm in the Firth of Forth called Neart na Gaoithe, 15km off the coast of Fife. The windfarm will require electrical connection by means of a cable from the windfarm to a suitable substation and grid connection on land. The cable is planned to run along the seabed from the windfarm to a landfall point on the East Lothian coast at Thorntonloch near Torness. The electrical cable will then be installed underground between Thorntonloch and the proposed grid connection via a new substation at Crystal Rig II Windfarm in the Lammermuir Hills, approximately 12km to the South West.
The proposed corridor passes through an area of agricultural land uses, shelter belts and hill land, with a number of farm units crossed by the cable route. As part of the EIA process, SAC is consulting with each of the affected land interests to determine the views of affected farmers of the project on their operations.
Further information can be obtained from http://www.neartnagaoithe.com