Taller chimney in new power station plan

Published: 20 Jul 2011 09:306 comments

Ayrshire Power will be hosting two exhibitions in the local area to discuss the latest stage of their planning application for a multi-fuel power station at Hunterston involving carbon capture.

The controversial development has had to be altered after it went through the planning process earlier this year and goes out to consultation this week.

One glaring change is that the original 150 foot high chimney stack would be extended to 200 feet, and space made available for a wind turbine construction site.

In the Ayrshire Power newsletter, it stated: "Following the feedback received in relation to Ayrshire Power'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 on public health and the environment. This additional modelling work is now complete and the results will be published in an addendum to APL's original application for further public consultation on Wednesday 20 July."

The exhibition will take place on Exhibitions will take place on Tuesday 23 August, 12pm-7pm at Garrison House, in MIllport and Wednesday 24 August, 1pm-9pm, at Largs Yacht Haven.

The addendum can be viewed at the following places during normal office hours: Fairlie, Largs and West Kilbride libraries, Millport Town Hall.The Environmental Statement and Addendum may also be downloaded from the Company's website www.ayrshirepower.co.uk

Representations must be received not later than 29 August.

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  • sandymillport
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    Jul 20, 17:56
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    What used to be a beautiful place to live is being turned into an eyesore - ban it all!

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  • hamish
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    Jul 20, 23:45
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    Oops the News reporter has mixed up his feet with his metres!! - just proves that you can not always believe what is printed

    Look at www.ayrshire power.co.uk and you will see that they have been forced to raise the chimney height to 200m which is over 600 feet - same height as the proposed wind turbines

    Sandy millport is spot on - we either ban it all or just move . There are far more jobs in tourism than these polluting coal power stations will provide . Look at www.ayrshire power.co.uk and spot them - ash ,nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, nitroamines, radionuclides etc

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  • Jonathon C Hampton
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    Jul 22, 08:46
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    Ayrshire Power/Clydeport just want to ruin the area, no one wants the monstrosity on their doorstep.

    but they are not the only ones trying to build new stuff on the Hunterston Land, it seems another development at the rear of Hunterston B station is getting sneaked through the backdoor too. There is a development of more pylons, a converstion ac/dc station, substation and much more. Hope this link can be displayed


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  • Peter
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    Jul 24, 20:30
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    fantastic! I can't wait. Think of all those jobs being created. Well ok then, think of that new carbon capture system that will make everything be so clean. Well how about the multi-fuel option so we don't just burn all the cheap imported coal piling up in the supposed temporary coal yard (well, last time folk heard it was temporary - guess they forgot to ask when they made it permanent). No? Well how about the preservation of wildlife? What about the splendid view that would draw more tourists into our lovely towns? Well at least us sailors can use the chimney as a navigation marker like we do for that other successful power station along the road at Inverkip.

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  • Jason
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    Jul 25, 19:09
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    Imagine living at Hunterston Mansion House and looking out to this monstrosity, if its bad for them what about Millport or Fairlie.


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  • Samson
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    Jul 31, 01:00
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    It's progress. If SEPA etc give it the go then there can't be any polluting complaints. I doubt the extra height to the chimney will make much of a difference. It will only be visible from the water or Millport, where any difference would be relatively undetectable. People moan the back off of any power station, be it coal, nuclear, or greener carbon capture yet are happy to heat their houses, water etc with it. Right, ban Hunterston and all other power stations then, will the moaners be happy when we're living in the literal dark ages??

    And to those who will say that the Hunterston peninsula is an area of 'outstanding natural beauty' and it should be built elsewhere. Where? It needs to be coastal to operate. So pick anywhere around the coast and the local residents will make the same naieve complaints. It's here, it's staying, get over it and on with life in your warm homes.

    p.s. I am in no way affiliated to Hunterston or in any way to anything relating to power, as much as it may appear otherwise from my view!

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