Coylton Greener Grid Park

Pre-construction enabling works update

Pre-construction enabling works are scheduled to be carried out on site starting the week commencing 8th July 2024. These works will take approximately two weeks to complete and will include:

  • Erecting temporary traffic lights.
  • Implementing a 30mph speed limit which will remain in place for the duration of the construction period.
  • Hedge removal under Environmental Clerk of Works supervision.
  • Carrying out livestock fencing to allow the landowner full use of the area which is not being developed.

Please find here a Traffic Management Plan for information.

Whilst the start of this work could appear that construction has commenced, we want to assure you that these are short-term pre-construction activities.  We will keep you informed as we confirm details about the construction process.

Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions.

Our application for Coylton Greener Grid Park (REF 23/0580/PP), a proposed 50MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) located next to the Coylton substation, received unanimous planning approval from on 16 February 2024

Planning Background 

In October 2021, Statkraft submitted a local planning application for Coylton Greener Grid Park in East Ayrshire (ref: 21/0748/PP). In March 2022, we were successful in a bidding process to provide stability services for NGESO under Stability Pathfinder Phase 2  and subsequently received planning consent for the development from East Ayrshire Council in August 2022. The planning application received no objections during the planning process.

When we submitted the first application, NGESO had not confirmed their exact requirements for the project. Following confirmation, we submitted a new application to East Ayrshire Council, which accurately represents the project and meets our obligations under our Stability contract with NGESO. 

The revised planning application received unanimous support from East Ayrshire Council in February 2024 and we expect to commence construction in Summer 2024.

Why do we need Greener Grid Parks?

Project timeline

  • Stage 1: Site Selection

    Extensive research to identify suitable sites. 

    No public engagement is carried out during this time because the site may not pass the criteria required for being suitable for development.

  • Stage 2: Pre-Planning

    We request the view of East Ayrshire Council on the level of study required. We contact local Community Councils and consultees such as SNH, SEPA and Historic Environment Scotland.


  • Stage 3: Submit Planning Application, and Await Decision

    An application is submitted to East Ayrshire Council, accompanied by a comprehensive Planning Report and Environmental Assessments showing the results of all studies undertaken.

  • Stage 4: Construction

    Construction typically takes around 18 months. Planning conditions are used to manage elements of construction.

  • Stage 5: Operation

    The project is managed by a regionally based maintenance team, and operations are controlled by detailed planning conditions.



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