Reproduced from Ordnance Survey digital map data © Crown Copyright 2010. All rights reserved. Licence number 0100031673.

Reproduced from Ordnance Survey digital map data © Crown Copyright 2010. All rights reserved. Licence number 0100031673.

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Orchardton

Cumbernauld, Scotland, Scottish and Southern Energy Renewables

OPEN was commissioned by SSE Renewables to carry out a landscape and visual appraisal to support an application for a radar installation near Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire. Now consented and operational, the proposed radar is 39.4m high (excluding the lightning antennae) with an approximate footprint of 5m by 5m. The moving part of the radar is fitted with a light grey coloured radome, concealing all moving parts.

The landscape and visual appraisal described the site and its context as before installation of the radar, and indicated how the addition of the radar would affect local landscape character and views over the site.

The report was accompanied by a series of figures illustrating the site location, landscape-related planning designations, landscape character, Zone of Theoretical Visibility (ZTV), and a series of representative photographs and visualisations that were selected to illustrate the likely appearance of the radar from the surrounding area.