Kintore-Fiddes-Tealing 400kV consultation period extended

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SSEN Transmission would like to thank all stakeholders who have taken the time to provide their feedback on proposals to develop a new 400kV overhead electricity transmission line between Kintore, Fiddes and Tealing, which includes new substations at both Fiddes and Tealing. 

In recognition of the extent of local interest in the project, particularly around the Mearns area of Aberdeenshire, SSEN Transmission has extended the consultation deadline until Friday 23 June and hopes this will allow all stakeholders with an interest in the project sufficient time to provide feedback.

Further engagement with affected communities and wider stakeholders will continue beyond this consultation deadline, particularly in areas of local sensitivity, to help SSEN Transmission with its ongoing project development.  The next stage of public consultation is expected later this year.

SSEN Transmission would also like to reassure stakeholders that no decisions have yet been taken on potential overhead line routes or substation locations and the project remains at the early stages of development.  All feedback received through the consultation will be carefully considered to help inform the ongoing development of this project.

A spokesperson for SSEN Transmission said: 

“The Kintore-Fiddes-Tealing 400kV project is part of a GB wide programme of works that are required to meet UK and Scottish Government 2030 net zero and energy security targets.

“We are currently at the early stages of development are seeking feedback on potential route options and substation location and would like to thank everyone who has shared their feedback so far, which will be carefully considered as we further refine our plans. 

“Given the extent of interest in the project and in direct response to requests from the community, we have extended the consultation period by two weeks and would encourage anyone with an interest in the project to provide their feedback by Friday 23 June.”

For more information about the Kintore-Fiddes-Tealing 400kV project please visit the dedicated project webpage: