Talk-in held for subsea cable
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has been gathering information from Arran residents during its two-day consultation on its proposal to replace the existing submarine cable which connects Arran to Carradale.
The drop-in consultation, which took place at the Auchrannie Hotel on Monday and Tuesday this week, saw the SSEN project team laying out the plans and collating opinions, feedback and concerns which will be taken into account prior to submitting a pre-application consultation report to Marine Scotland.
Demonstrating what its intentions are and how it wishes to implement them, the project team made use of a video presentation, a host of documents and an example of the marine cable that would be used.
Members of the public, including Howard Wood of the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) visited the consultation to find out more about the plans and to offer his local knowledge and opinions on the subject.
Island businesses, marine users and visitors have until Thursday July 5 to submit comments to SSEN.
Consultees and members of the public will have a further opportunity to comment on the application as part of Marine Scotland’s consultation process.
While no fixed dates for the replacement have been set, a timeline of two to five years for completion of the entire process is envisaged.
Kirstine Wood, Gary Knox and James Tarrant of SSE gather the opinions of Arran locals, including Howard Wood of COAST, on the proposed submarine cable.