EOWDC Onshore Work Wind Planing Permission

Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Ltd was granted planning permission for its onshore work for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).

EOWDC Onshore Work Wind Planing Permision

In November last year, Aberdeenshire Council refused the planning permission for two substations, access road and installation of an underground cable between the substation compound and Mean Low Water Springs.

The council said that the proposal would have unacceptable impact on the landscape as well as on public health.

Contrary to that, Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals upheld the appeal made by Vattenfall, AREG and Technip.

EOWDC consists of 11 turbines located off the Aberdeen coast with a total capacity of up to 100MW, enough to power 68,000 households.

Project Director for the EOWDC, Andy Paine, said: “The partners behind the EOWDC welcome the DPEA’s decision to uphold the appeal and we would like to restate our assurance to local residents that we will continue to work with the relevant authorities to ensure any effects of onshore activity are kept to an absolute minimum.”

Offshore WIND staff, July 23, 2014; Image: vattenfall