Loch Kemp Storage

Kemp Statutory Notice

8 December 2023

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Notice is hereby given that Loch Kemp Storage Limited company registration number: 10813231, with its Registered Office at 4th Floor, 80 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL has applied to the Scottish Ministers for consent under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct and operate a pumped storage hydro scheme located at Loch Kemp on the Dell Estate approx. 13km north east of Fort Augustus on the south of Loch Ness in the Highland Council area. The installed capacity of the proposed generating station would be up to 600MW. The Proposed Development is subject to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). An EIA Report has been produced to accompany the application for consent.

Loch Kemp Storage Limited has also requested that a direction be given under Section 57(2) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 that planning permission for the development is deemed to be granted.

A copy of the application, with a plan showing the land to which it relates, together with a copy of the EIA Report discussing the Company's proposals in more detail and presenting an analysis of the environmental implications, are available for public inspection in person, free of charge, at:

The Wildside Centre
Stratherrick, IV2 6YP
Open during operating hours or on request, please contact: [email protected] until 23rd February 2024

Fort Augustus Village Hall
Fort Augustus, PH 23 4DG
Open Monday to Thursday, 9am – 4.30pm until 23rd February 2024

The Highland Council Headquarters, Inverness
Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5PB
Open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm until 23rd February 2024

The EIA Report can also be viewed at the project website: https://lochkempstorage.co.uk or on the Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit website at: www.energyconsents.scot under application ECU00003398

Additional copies of the EIA Report may be obtained from Loch Kemp Storage at a charge of £30 on a USB drive or £500 per hard copy. Copies of a short Non-Technical Summary are available free of charge. Enquiries can be made via the project email: [email protected]

Any representations to the application may be submitted via the Energy Consents Unit website at https://www.energyconsents.scot/Register.aspx; by email to the Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit mailbox at [email protected]; or by post to the Scottish Government, Energy Consents Unit, 4th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G2 8LU, identifying the proposal and specifying the grounds for representation. Please note that there may be a delay in the Energy Consents Unit receiving representations by post.

Written or emailed representations should be dated, clearly stating the name (in block capitals), full return email and postal address of those making representations. Only representations sent by email to [email protected] will receive acknowledgement.

All representations should be received not later than 23rd February 2024 although Ministers may consider representations received after this date.

Any subsequent additional information which is submitted by the developer will be subject to further public notice in this manner, and representations to such information will be accepted as per this notice.

As a result of a statutory objection from the relevant planning authority, or where Scottish Ministers decide to exercise their discretion to do so, Scottish Ministers can also cause a Public Inquiry (PI) to be held.

Following examination of the environmental information, Scottish Ministers will determine the application for consent in two ways:

  • Consent the proposal, with or without conditions attached; or

  • Reject the proposal.

General Data Protection Regulations

The Scottish Government Energy Consents Unit processes consent applications and consultation representations under the Electricity Act 1989. During the process, to support transparency in decision making, the Scottish Government publishes online at www.energyconsents.scot.

A privacy notice is published on the help page at www.energyconsents.scot. This explains how the Energy Consents Unit processes your personal information and includes contact details for any enquiries or complaints regarding how your personal data is handled.