Coylton Greener Grid Park project page
This website will be kept updated over the development period to keep you informed and to hear your views and ideas.
Statkraft submitted a bid to provide stability services for National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO). Our Greener Grid Park proposal at Coylton in East Ayrshire was successful in the bidding process. This planning application was submitted in October 2021.
When we submitted the first application NGESO had not confirmed their exact requirements for the project. Now they have confirmed their requirements we are planning to submit a new application. The new application accurately represents the final project.
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 East Ayrshire Council on the level of study required. We contact local Community Councils and consultees such as SNH, SEPA and Historic Environment Scotland.
We will continue to follow all Scottish Government advice in relation to Covid-19 and focus our engagement online.
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.
This is publicly available information and will be available on this project website. Interested parties such as Elderslie Community Council can formally comment on the application. As a 'Major Development' it goes before the Renfrewshire Council Planning Committee.
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
Get the latest updates and developments for Coylton Greener Grid Park, and feel free to contact us using the contact form.
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