Dumfries & Galloway Strategic Reinforcement Project extended to 31 August 2015

Extension to first round of consultation for Dumfries & Galloway Strategic Reinforcement Project

The deadline for submitting feedback is now 31 August 2015.

We wrote to you at the end of May to tell you about our first round of consultation on the Dumfries and Galloway Strategic Reinforcement Project, which started on 08 June.
During this first round of consultation, several people have told us they would like more time to consider the project before giving us their comments. For this reason we have decided to extend the deadline for submitting feedback to 31 August (previously it was 24 July).

We are in the process of writing to everyone in the consultation zones again to let them know about the extension, and the information will also appear on our website. Information is also being sent to the local media.

As you know, we are proposing a new high voltage overhead electricity line from Auchencrosh in South Ayrshire, through Dumfries and Galloway, to Harker, near Carlisle, Cumbria. We also need to build four new high voltage substations near Auchencrosh, Newton Stewart, Glenlee and Dumfries.

We are still at a very early stage and we would like as many people as possible to give us their views before we go any further.

As a reminder, here are the ways you can send us your feedback:
• Online, using the feedback form on our website at http://www.spendgsr.co.uk.
• Download a copy of our feedback form from the website and fill it in by hand.
• If you don’t have access to the internet, you can request a form by calling free on 0800 157 7353, or by writing to FREEPOST SPEN DGSR, no stamp required.
• You can also submit feedback by letter to FREEPOST SPEN DGSR or by email to dgsr@communityrelations.co.uk.

For detailed maps and documents which explain how we route and site new power lines and substations, please visit our website. Hard copies of key project documents are also available at local information points. To find your nearest information point, and I’m attaching a list of where they are.

Please let us know if you have any questions about any aspect of the consultation.

Yours faithfully.

Community Relations Team
Dumfries & Galloway Strategic Reinforcement Project
E: dgsr@communityrelations.co.uk
T: 0800 157 7353

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