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Inveraray to Crossaig - your views.
[The Carradale Goat]Good morning Johnny,

I would be obliged if you could include the below release on your website The Carradale Goat
Although the release is on our website and has been sent out to the local media, a few members of the community advised that your website is the place that they look for information.

The below release relates to our proposals to replace the existing steel towers between Inveraray and Crossaig.

We held our first consultation events last week and they were very well attended. I have attached an image of a couple of the existing towers but if you would prefer any specific images, let me know.

The information boards, leaflets and forms are all on the project website Inveraray/Crossaig click HERE detailing our proposals and the routes we are looking at for the overhead lines.

As always, if you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks
Samantha o'Conner

News from Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission

Residents invited to give views on local overhead line upgrades

7 November 2011

SHE Transmission hosted a series of events in Argyll last week as part of its proposals to upgrade and replace the overhead line that runs from Inveraray to Crossaig via Port Ann.

The proposals are required as a result of a number of renewable energy projects on the Kintyre Peninsula and throughout Argyll requiring connection to the transmission network.

The consultation events were held over three days in Inveraray, Lochgilphead and Tarbert and were well attended. Display boards provided information on the proposals and members of the project team were available to answer any questions and receive any comments.

Jean Lewis, Project Manager, SHE Transmission, said: "Although the project is in the very early stages, we know how important it is to gain the feedback of those living in the area.

"We have undertaken a detailed assessment to identify and assess possible routes capable of accommodating the proposed new overhead line based on what will prove to be the least disruptive to the people living and working in the area as well as the importance of the impact on the environment, land use and existing infrastructure."

The area between Inveraray and Crossaig is currently served by a double circuit 132 kV overhead line, stretching approximately 84 km in length between Inveraray switching station and Crossaig Substation (currently under construction). The line extends south to Carradale substation and this section of the line between Crossaig and Carradale is currently being rebuilt as part of the Kintyre-Hunterston project (completion 2015).

Samantha O'Connor, Communications Manager, SHE Transmission, said: "We would like to thank everyone who took the time to come along to the events last week. We were delighted with the positive responses received and will make sure we continue to provide updates about what we are doing.

"The closing date for comments is Friday 28 November 2014 and we would encourage anyone who did not make it along to the events to let us know their thoughts. The information boards and comment forms from the events can be found on the dedicated project website: www.ssepd.co.uk/inveraraycrossaig."

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