A PLAN for the construction and management of the new multi-million pound cable manufacturing facility at Hunterston has been revealed.

The timetable says that the main building works will begin in February 2023, with overall completion in July 2025.

The XLCC development, which is expected to attract up to 900 jobs, will make use of existing access and the jetty and port currently in place.

Normal construction working hours will be Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and Saturday 8am from 1pm, with no Sunday, bank holiday or night working.

A company spokesperson said that noise from the site will be reduced by the use of silencing devices 'at all times' and will meet with local authority requirements. All loading, unloading and deliveries of materials and plant to the site and removal of waste will also carried out within normal site working hours, where possible.

The report says: "The preferred approach for controlling noise is to reduce source levels where possible, but with due regard to practicality. The simplest and most effective method of reducing noise at nearby receptors is to ensure that noisy plant is located as far from receptors as practicable and screened using temporary barriers.

"Noise can also be reduced by limiting the daily time that noisy equipment is operated; however, it is acknowledged that sometimes a greater noise level may be acceptable if the duration of the activity, and therefore length of disruption, is reduced.

"Noise and vibration will also be minimised through the adoption of ‘best practicable means’ as standard working practices across the site to ensure that noise and vibration are reduced whenever practicable."

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