Environmental Impact Assessment – Hoy

Here you’ll find the Environmental Impact Assessment and relating documents for the Hoy Community Wind Farm.

Environmental Impact Assessment


Volume 1 – Chapters

Table of Contents – Volume One
Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – Design Iteration
Chapter 3 – Proposed Development
Chapter 4 – Approach to EIA
Chapter 5 – Planning Policy
Chapter 6 – Landscape & Visual
Chapter 7 – Ornithology
Chapter 8 – Ecology & Nature Conservation
Chapter 9 – Noise
Chapter 10 – Cultural Heritage
Chapter 11 – Geology, Hydrology & Hydrogeology
Chapter 12 – Traffic & Transport
Chapter 13 – Socio-economic Tourism & Recreation
Chapter 14 – Aviation & Radar
Chapter 15 – Shadow Flicker
Chapter 16 – Other Issues
Chapter 17 – Schedule of Environmental Commitments
Chapter 18 – Summary of Residual Effects

Volume 2 – Figures

Contents – Volume 2


EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 1.1_Site Location Plan
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 1.2_Site Layout Plan

Design Iterations
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 2.1_Scoping Boundary
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 2.2_Layout A
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 2.3_Layout B
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 2.4_Layout C

Proposed Development
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 3.1_Turbine Elevation
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 3.2_Foundation Design
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 3.3_Access Track Cross-section
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 3.4_Typical Drainage Design
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 3.5_Watercourse Crossing
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 3.6_Indicative Substation Elevation
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 3.7_Typical Met Mast Elevation

EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 7.1_Designated Sites and Ornithological Interests
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 7.2_VP Locations and Viewsheds Year 1
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 7.3_VP Locations and Viewsheds Year 2

Ecology and Nature Conservation
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 8.1_Nature Conservation Designations
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 8.2_NVC Communities
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 8.3_Phase 1 Habitats
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 8.4_GWDTE

EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 9.1_Study Area and Noise Sensitive Receptors
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 9.2_Cumulative Study Area

Cultural Heritage
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 10.1_Heritage Assets within and Surrounding the Site
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 10.2_Heritage Assets on Wee Fea and Proposed Infrastructure
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 10.3_Heritage Assets and the 1km Study Area
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 10.4_Heritage Assets and the 5km Study Area
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 10.5_Heritage Assets and the 10km Study Area
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 10.6_Nationally important assets and WHS
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 10.7_Extract from Blaeu Map 1654
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 10.8_Extract from Mackenzie Map 1750
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 10.9_Extract from Ordnance Survey Map 1882
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 10.10_Extract from Ordnance Survey Map 1903
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 10.11_Lyness U.O.F.S. Reservoirs 1942

Geology, Peat, Hydrology & Hydrogeology
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 11.1_Watercourses and 50m Buffer
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 11.2_Bedrock Geology
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 11.3_Superficial Geology
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 11.4_Peat Survey
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 11.5_Potential GWDTE Based on NVC Survey
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 11.6_GWDTE Buffers

Traffic & Transport
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 12.1_Transport Assessment Study Area

Shadow Flicker
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 15.1_Shadow Flicker Map

Other Issues
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 16.1_Telecommunication Links
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 16.2_Paths
EIAR_Vol 2_Figure 16.3_Core Path Diversion Options

Volume 3 – Landscape & Visual Impact

Contents – Volume 3

EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.1_Study Area
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.2a_Landscape Character
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.2b_Coastal Character
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.3_Designations and WLA
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.4_Principal Visual Receptors
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.5a_Blade Tip ZTV 40KM
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.5b_Blade Tip ZTV 15KM
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.6a_Hub Height ZTV 40KM
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.6b_Hub Height ZTV 15KM
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.7a_Landscape Character with ZTV 15KM
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.7b_Coastal Character with ZTV 15KM
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.8a_ZTV with Designations and WLA 40KM
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.8b_ZTV with Designations and WLA 15KM
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.9_ZTV with Principal Visual Receptors 15KM
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.10a_Composite Map 15KM_A1
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.10b_Composite Map 15KM_A0
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.11a_WLA Relative Wildness
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.11b_WLA Perceived Naturalness
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.11c_WLA Rugged or Challenging Terrain
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.11d_WLA Remoteness
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.11e_WLA Lack of Built Modern Artifacts
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.12_Cumulative Wind Farms
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.13_Cumulative ZTV Hesta Head
EIAR_Vol 3_Figure 6.14_Cumulative ZTV Quanterness

LVIA Visualisations
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.15a to 6.15c_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.15d to 6.15f_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.15g to 6.16a_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.16b to 6.16f_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.16g to 6.17a_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.17b to 6.17d_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.17e to 6.18a_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.18b to 6.18f_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.18g to 6.19f_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.20a to 6.20c_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.20d to 6.20f_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.21a to 6.21d_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.21e to 6.22b_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.22c to 6.22f_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.23a to 6.23d_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.24a to 6.24c_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.24d to 6.24f_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.24g to 6.25b_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.25c to 6.25g_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.26a to 6.26c_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.26d to 6.26f_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.26g to 6.27a_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.27b to 6.27f_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.27g to 6.28c_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.28f to 6.29c_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.29d to 6.29g_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.30a to 6.32a_Viewpoints
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 6.32b to 6.35c_Viewpoints

Cultural Heritage Visualisations
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.12a
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.12b to 10.12f
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.13a to 10.13b
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.13c to 10.13g
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.14a
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.14b to 10.14e
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.14f
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.15a to 10.15c
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.16a to 10.16c
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.17a to 10.17b
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.17c
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.18a to 10.18b
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.18c to 10.19a
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.19b to 10.19c
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.20a
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.20b to 10.20c
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.21a
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.21b to 10.22c
EIAR_Vol 3_Figures 10.23 to 10.27

Volume 4 – Technical Appendices

Contents – Volume 4

Proposed Development
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 3.1_Outline CEMP

Approach to EIA
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 4.1_EIA Scoping Report
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 4.2_EIA Scoping Opinion_Part1
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 4.2_EIA Scoping Opinion_Part2
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 4.2_EIA Scoping Opinion_Part3
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 4.3_Scoping Opinion & EIAR
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 4.4_Additional Consultation
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 4.5_Major Accidents and Disasters
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 4.6_Proposal of Application Notice (PAN)

Landscape & Visual
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 6.1_Methodology for LVIA
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 6.2_Assessment of effects on SLQ of NSA
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 6.3_Assessment of effects on WLQ of WLA
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 6.4_RVAA_Volume 1_Part1
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 6.4_RVAA_Volume 1_Part2
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 6.4_RVAA_Volume 1_Part3

EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 7.1_Ornithology Technical Report_Part1
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 7.1_Ornithology Technical Report_Part2
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 7.3_Collision Risk Report_Part1
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 7.3_Collision Risk Report_Part2
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 7.4_Information to inform HRA

Ecology & Nature Conservation
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 8.1_Extended Habitat and NVC Report_Part1
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 8.1_Extended Habitat and NVC Report_Part2
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 8.2_Otter Survey Report
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 8.3 Desk Study
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 8.4_Fish Population Assessment
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 8.5_Outline HMP

EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 9.1_Consultation with EHO
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 9.2_Calibration Certificates
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 9.3_Noise survey record sheets
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 9.4_Cumulative Developments
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 9.5_Charts
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 9.6_Derivation of cumulative noise limits, evaluation of compliance with RNLs
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 9.7_Directivity study
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 9.8_Wind Roses

Cultural Heritage
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 10.1_Cultural Heritage Gazetteer
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 10.2_Detailed Setting Assessment
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 10.3_Plates

Geology, Hydrology and Hydrogeology
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 11.1__PSHRA
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 11.1_Annex 1
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 11.1_Annex 2
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 11.1_Figure 1
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 11.1_Figure 2
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 11.1_Figure 3
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 11.1_Figure 4
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 11.2_Figure 1
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 11.2_Peat Management Plan

Traffic & Transport
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 12.1_Transport Assessment

Shadow Flicker
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 15.1_Met Data
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 15.2_Potential Shadow Periods

Other Issues
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 16.1_Marine Radar Impact Assessment
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 16.2_Carbon Calculator Input
EIAR_Vol 4_Appendix 16.3_Carbon Calculator Output

Scale Drawings

Met Mast Elevation
Substation Elevation
Turbine Elevation

Supporting Documents

Non Technical Summary – Hoy
Pre-Application Consultation Report – part 1
Pre-Application Consultation Report – part 1
Design & Access Statement
Planning Statement