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MORAY'S MSP SEEKS MEETING WITH SSE OVER PROPOSED NEW SUBSTATION31/03/2023
Moray’s MSP has undertaken to consult with SSE about local concerns over proposals for a new substation outside Keith.
SSE’s preferred location, along Banff Road just on the outskirts of the town, is causing some anxiety amongst the town’s residents. They also feel that not enough notice was given for the consultation meeting held by SSE in the Longmore Hall on Tuesday 21st March and that local opinion is not being taken into consideration by the energy company.
Commenting Mr. Lochhead said:
“I have been contacted by a number of members of the Keith community who have considerable misgivings about the project and feel a better location for the substation could be found.
“It is of course the case that new substations are going to be needed going forward but the location of what will be an extremely large development close to town amenities and schools is naturally of some concern. I hope to be able to discuss this matter with SSE in the near future to establish whether alternative sites have been considered and are viable.”