Project Type: Transmission reinforcement
Location: Angus, Highland

Contact Details

Louise Anderson
Title: Community Liaison Manager
Telephone: 07384 454233
Address: Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road, Perth, PH1 3AQ
Status: Early Development

Project Need

SSEN Transmission has a need for improved materials management and warehousing capabilities. This
relates to the need to improve overall electricity network infrastructure performance through reliability,
availability and maintainability of asset and spares’ inventory.


Existing facilities for the storage of network materials are in unsuitable locations and require updating. The Government’s drive to ‘net zero’ means that there will be expansion of the electricity network and in short there is a greater need for improved reliability and system resilience overall.

Project Overview

The warehouses will incorporate heavy lifting facilities, bunded areas for oil filled plant, bespoke storage areas and office and welfare areas for staff.

In line with SSEN Transmission's core value of net zero Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points will be installed and photovoltaics (PV) installations will be considered if practical.

The locational advantages of the sites identified at Inverness and Dundee is anticipated to lead to benefits with regard to improved repair times, to reduced network and customer risks and will help rationalise spares’ holdings and reduce consequences of system failures by way of improved logistics and advantageous strategic access to the network area.

 

Inverness Warehouse

Our proposal is to construct a 7500m2 strategic spares warehouse at the Inverness Airport Business Park (IABP) development adjacent to Inverness Airport.

The selected location has excellent transport links being in close proximity to major trunk roads.

Dundee Warehouse

Our proposal is to construct a 7500m2 strategic spares warehouse on land within Claverhouse East Industrial Estate currently allocated for industrial development.

The selected location has excellent transport links being in close proximity to major trunk roads and the port of Dundee

Community Engagement

Throughout the life of our projects, we aim to work positively with local communities and keep people informed about what we are doing.

We endeavour to take the time to discuss proposals with local community councils, encourage engagement from the wider community and listen to the feedback we receive.

We will do our best to answer any questions and address issues or concerns that are raised with us.

When our project progresses into construction, we will continue working closely with the local community to ensure that our work has as little impact on the lives of those living and working in the area and as many long term positive effects as possible.

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Who is Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks?

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is the trading name of Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution Limited, Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc, Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution plc and Southern Electric Power Distribution plc.

How and to what extent are electricity consumers' interests considered?

SHE Transmission are regulated by the Office for Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), the regulator responsible for representing consumers' interests. Electricity consumer interests are therefore one of our key drivers and this is enshrined in our statutory duties under the Electricity Act.


In particular we have a statutory duty to develop, maintain and operate an efficient, economic and co-ordinated transmission system. Since the costs of these projects will ultimately be paid for by electricity consumers, we have a responsibility to take cost into account with due weighting in a comparison against other important factors.

What is the transmission network?

It’s the highest voltage electricity network in the UK – the ‘motorway network’ of the energy world. It transmits large quantities of electricity over long distances via wires carried on a system of mainly metal towers (pylons) and large substations. Transmission voltages in Scotland are 132kV, 275kV and 400kV. Larger generation schemes usually connect to the Transmission system.

The lower voltage parts of the system are called distribution networks. In Scotland, these local networks operate below 132kV whereas in England the distribution network includes 132kV. 

Dundee Warehouse Planning Application

We are delighted to confirm we have now submitted our final planning application to Dundee City Council regarding our proposal for the erection of an industrial warehouse (7817 sqm), formation of access, associated infrastructure and landscaping at Claverhouse East, Dundee. For those that wish to view our application in full and submit formal comment to the council our application can be viewed via Dundee City Council planning portal, under reference 22/00312/FULL.

Inverness Warehouse Planning Application

We are delighted to confirm we have now submitted our final planning application to The Highland Council regarding our proposal for a new industrial warehouse with access, associated infrastructure and landscaping, located on an approved phase 1 masterplan site, at Inverness Airport Business Park (IABP). For those that wish to view our application in full and submit formal comment to the council our application can be viewed via The Highland Council planning portal, under reference 22/02224/MSC .

Dundee Warehouse Feedback Period

The feedback period following the recent virtual online consultation events held in September for our Dundee warehouse is now closed. All responses received will now be reviewed ahead of submission of a planning application.

September Virtual Consultation Feedback Period Open

Thank you to all members of the public and interested parties who took the time to visit our virtual online consultation and submitted questions to the team via the live chat function on 7 September 2021. If you were unable to join one of the events, all the content that was presented online can be found within the project documentation tab of this website. The feedback period on our proposals is open until 15 October 2021, to submit feedback, please click on the link below.
Feedback form

September Virtual Consultation

SSEN Transmission are taking forward plans to construct a strategic spares warehouse within Claverhouse East Industrial Estate in the Dundee area and as such are holding a virtual online consultation to allow stakeholders and other interested parties to engage and share feedback on our proposals This event will provide further details on the need for the warehouse and present our proposed location. The virtual consultation events have been designed to be as interactive as face to face events, allowing for presentation of key project information and plans, as well as providing an opportunity to ask questions about the project. Visitors will be able to engage directly with the project team, via a live text chat function, where they can ask any questions they might have about the project and share their feedback on the current proposals. To find out more please visit the project overview page.
Project overview

Inverness Warehouse Feedback Period Closed

The feedback period for providing comments following our virtual consultation for the proposed Strategic Spares Warehouse in the Inverness area that we held on 10 August has now closed. The project team would like to extend thanks to all members of the public who took the time to provide feedback on our proposals. All responses received will now be reviewed.

August Virtual Consultation Feedback

The project team would like to extend thanks to all members of the public and interested parties who took the time to visit our virtual online consultation on 10 August 2021. We hope you found the consultation informative and beneficial. If you were unable to join one of the events, all the content that was presented online can be found within the project documentation tab of this website. The feedback period on our proposals is open until 27 August 2021.

Proposal of Application Notice

We have now submitted the Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to Dundee City Council under the terms of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure)(Scotland) Regulations 2013. This notice states our intent to submit a planning application to construct a Strategic Spares warehouse development at Jack Martin Way, Claverhouse East Industrial Estate, Dundee.

August Virtual Consultation

SSEN Transmission are taking forward plans to construct a strategic spares warehouse in the Inverness area and as such are holding a virtual online consultation to allow stakeholders and other interested parties engage and share feedback on our proposals This event will provide further details on the need for the warehouse and present our proposed location. The virtual consultation events have been designed to be as interactive as face to face events, allowing for presentation of key project information and plans, as well as providing an opportunity to ask questions about the project. Visitors will be able to engage directly with the project team, via a live text chat function, where they can ask any questions they might have about the project and share their feedback on the current proposals. To find out more please visit the project overview page.
Project overview

Dundee Warehouse Virtual Consultation Booklet - September 2021

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Published: 25 Aug 2021
Dundee Warehouse Virtual Consultation Banners - September 2021

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Published: 25 Aug 2021
Dundee Warehouse Virtual Consultation Information

Related Projects: Strategic Spares Warehouses

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Published: 25 Aug 2021
Virtual Consultation Booklet - August 2021

Related Projects: Strategic Spares Warehouses

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Published: 20 Jul 2021
Virtual Consultation Banners - August 2021

Related Projects: Strategic Spares Warehouses

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Published: 20 Jul 2021
Inverness Warehouse Virtual Consultation Information

Related Projects: Strategic Spares Warehouses

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Published: 20 Jul 2021

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