Beauly - Denny borrow pits Beauly - Denny borrow pits

Beauly - Denny borrow pits

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Limited (SHETL) submitted an application seeking consent to install a 400kV overhead electricity transmission line, to run between Beauly, in the Highlands, south to Denny, in the Falkirk area, passing through Perth and Kinross and Stirling local authority areas.

Access tracks would be constructed in accordance with agreed protocols and would use sand and gravel, and crushed rock, in their construction. To provide this material it is proposed that a number of borrow pits are constructed, located in proximity to the proposed overhead line.

We, together with other consultants, co-ordinated the planning applications for the borrow pits and the supporting additional information. This work comprised the management of the overall project, including the detailed Site Investigations of twelve sites and submission of planning applications.

Additionally, topographical surveys were carried out at each potential site providing models of the proposed  extraction void and restoration landform (including interim restoration), as well as calculations of the volume of stone available at each site and the amounts required for access track construction in each section of the overhead line route.