A public consultation will be held in the Aytoun Hall, Auchterarder on Thursday 12 October between 10am and 8pm regarding the electricity network upgrading works.
SSEN is replacing approximately 1km of low voltage underground cable in Auchterarder High Street as part of its ongoing commitment to provide a safe and secure supply of electricity to its customers. The works, which will take place between Rossie Place and Ruthven Street, are vital to improving the reliability of the service it provides to residents and businesses alike.
The essential works have been planned following repeated power outages affecting homes and businesses in the area over the past three years. This investment delivers on one of SSEN’s business plan commitments which aims to improve network reliability in areas identified as having the greatest impact and improvement for customers.
Following engagement with Perth and Kinross Council, SSEN’s engineers, in partnership with its Principal Contractor PMK Civil Engineering, will commence works on Monday 9 October, continuing in phases until expected completion in March 2018. Based on feedback from the community, SSEN has committed to suspending work to minimise disruption during Remembrance weekend on 11/12 November, for the Christmas Lights Switch On event and will demobilise between 20 December and 10 January for the festive period.
To ensure the safety of the workers and residents, temporary traffic lights and on-street parking restrictions will be utilised during phases of the works. SSEN will always provide advanced notification of this to keep customers and business-owners informed at all times.
Representatives of SSEN were at the Community Council meeting last week where local residents and businesses stressed their need for advance notice of parking restrictions and power outages. With works taking place over the run up to Christmas it is imperative local residents and businesses are forewarned of works affecting them directly.
SSEN are inviting local community members and interested stakeholders to come along to the public consultation and speak to the teams involved for more information and to provide feedback.