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Neilston Greener Grid Park

Welcome to our dedicated website for our proposal for a Greener Grid Park near Neilston.

This website will be kept updated over the development period to keep you informed and to hear your views and ideas.

We are following all Scottish Government advice in relation to Covid-19 as we progress our plans. Although we are unable to meet you in person at the moment, you can find out more about our development team and Statkraft in the UK(External link).


Neilston Greener Grid Park - What will the project look like?

Statkraft is committed to limiting the visual impacts of our projects where possible. Our Greener Grid Park near Neilston will retain a large number of established trees, and hedges. In addition to this we can confirm that we will also be undertaking significant biodiversity enhancement at the site including planting of native woodland and hedgerows which will screen the project and encourage habitat diversity.

This image illustrates the transient view experienced by road users on the local road network / B775 to the south west of the site.

Neilston site view.jpg

See a presentation of the project here:

Project timeline

  • Stage 1: Site Selection

    Extensive research to identify suitable sites. 

    No public engagement is carried out during this time because the site may not pass the criteria required for being suitable for development.

  • Stage 2: Pre-Planning

    We request the view of Renfrewshire Council on the level of study required. We contact local Community Councils and consultees such as SNH, SEPA and Historic Environment Scotland.


  • Stage 3: Submit Planning Application, and Await Decision

    An application is submitted to Renfrewshire Council, accompanied by a comprehensive Planning Report and Environmental Assessments showing the results of all studies undertaken.

  • Stage 4: Construction

    If the project is approved, construction typically takes 18 months. Planning conditions are used to manage elements of construction.

  • Stage 5: Operation

    The project is managed by a regionally based maintenance team, and operations are controlled by detailed planning conditions.



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