Stephenson Halliday, commissioned by Clearstone Energy, undertook several initial feasibility assessments to understand the constraints and opportunities presented by potential development sites in Scotland for the erection of gas peaking plants.
The assessments analysed the current site context concerning access, heritage, ecology, landscape and visual, agricultural land classification, flooding and planning policy. Our analyses also provided the planning history for each site, including nearby applications, to understand the likely considerations that the local planning authority would draw upon in the determination of any forthcoming proposal. Stephenson Halliday provided clear and honest advice on the potential for each proposal with some sites being dismissed because of constraints. Others progressed to the planning strategy stage, when guidance was given on how to advance projects in a proactive manner.