How will you prevent negative impacts on local wildlife / birds?

The Project is committed to delivering a positive legacy for local wildlife. It is for this reason that avoiding sensitive environmental receptors has been central to the design of the cable routes and siting of the Onshore Substations. An Environmental Assessment of onshore ecology, including local wildlife and birds, will be undertaken. This includes surveying the area to identify the presence and numbers of species. The Environmental Impact Assessment and supporting Development Consent documents submitted as part of the application will include mitigation measures where required to reduce any potential impacts to non-significant levels. These will be determined based on the species present and the specific requirements for each location. Further to the ES, the Project has also committed to provide biodiversity net gain, meaning that the Project will leave ecological habitats in a better state than before the Project.