Hunterston site

Section 36 application, Environmental Statement and addendum

On 2 June 2010, Ayrshire Power submitted its Section 36 application for consent to build and operate a power station under Section 36 of Electricity Act 1989 to the Energy Consents Unit of the Scottish Government.

Following the feedback received in relation to APL’s proposals, we have been working with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to define the scope of, and then carry out, additional work necessary to provide further information on the impacts of the proposed power station. This additional modelling work is now complete and the results published in an addendum to APL’s original application for further public consultation that commenced 21 July 2011 and closes 29 August 2011.

Viewing the addendum

The full application, including the Environmental Statement and addendum, can be viewed by navigating the left hand menu.

Alternatively, paper versions are available for inspection during normal office hours at:

  • North Ayrshire Council Office - Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE
  • North Ayrshire Council Office - Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE
  • Largs Library, 26 Allanpark Street, Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 9AG
  • West Kilbride Branch Library, Halfway Street, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, KA23 9EQ
  • Millport Town Hall, 5 Clifton Street, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, KA28 0AZ

The Environmental Statement and addendum can also be viewed at the Scottish Government Library at GD-41, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ.

CD copies of both the Environmental Statement and the addendum may be obtained free of charge by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or writing to Mr Ross Allan, SKM Enviros, 160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1DQ. Hard copies of the Addendum may be obtained from the same address at a charge of £25 per copy.

Commenting on the addendum

Any representations to the addendum should be made by email to The Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit mailbox at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to The Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow G2 8LU.

  • Representations should be dated and should clearly state the name (in block capitals) and full return email or postal address of those making representation
  • Representations must identify the proposal and specify the grounds for representation
  • Representations must be received not later than close of business on 29 August 2011.
  • All representations to the Scottish Government will be copied in full to the planning authority.

All previous representations received in relation to this development remain valid.

The full application, including the Environmental Statement and addendum can be viewed through navigating the left hand menu

Public exhibition dates

Want another chance to discuss the project or the addendum with members of the Ayrshire Power team?

Exhibitions will take place on the dates listed below:

Tuesday 23 August 12pm - 7pm
Garrison House,
Colleges Street, Millport,
Isle of Cumbrae, KA28 0DE
Wednesday 24 August 1pm - 9pm
Largs Yacht Haven,
Irvine Road, Largs, KA30 8EZ