The Western Isles Connection – Scottish and Southern Energy

The Western Isles Connection – Scottish and Southern Energy

As lead consultant, part of our commission was to study the potential impacts on soils, peat, land use, and land management along the route to form part of an Environmental Appraisal. The production of plans, figures and analysis to support the site assessment, using GIS software, enabled the identification of a preferred route corridor with minimal impacts to the soils and land along the route.

Alongside this, a soil and peat management strategy was developed to mitigate the loss of these resources as a consequence of the transmission line along this preferred route option.