Moray Council vote "No Objection"
On 23 March the Moray Council Planning and Regulatory Services Committee voted to Not Object to our proposed extension. We thank the Officers and Councillors for giving the application due consideration, and are pleased with their decision. We await the decision of Scottish Government who will be deciding whether the project can go ahead, hopefully later this year.
We are excited about the potential of the project to not only generate significant amounts of clean energy, but also the proposed measures to enable a significant biodiversity gain.
Scottish Government statistics were published last week showing that renewables met nearly 100% of Scotland’s electricity demand in 2020. This is great news - but there is still a long way to go, as only a quarter of Scottish energy consumption presently comes from renewables.
More renewable projects are required to help decarbonise our heating and transport systems, and we hope that the Berry Burn Extension can play a part in delivering that.