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SGN Seeks Views of Birnam Residents at Open Day

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A gas distribution company are seeking Birnam residents’ local expertise about a new pipeline this Thursday 20th October.

SGN are hosting an open day at the Birnam Arts Centre to give the local community the opportunity to see plans for a new pipeline between Birnam and Logierait. There will also be an opportunity for locals to provide feedback. 

Anne Neilson, SGN community manager in the north, says the open day “will give the local community an opportunity to meet the project team from SGN. We want to share our plans for the new pipeline in the area. 

“It will also provide an opportunity to discuss the plans and more importantly for residents to share their local knowledge with us. 

“For example, there may be community events taking place and it would be helpful for us to know so we can take account of them during the planning and work.

“We would love people to come along, that’s why we are there, we are very happy for anyone to ask any questions and alleviate any concerns they might have.”

The new pipeline is under development after erosion of the bank of the Tay caused the existing pipeline to become exposed. Anne Neilson explained:

“Having considered various options, we believe the most appropriate way forward is to decommission the section at risk.  

“To do that we have to build a transmitter regulator station near Dunkeld and an intermediate pressure pipeline.

“The plan is to build the transmitter regulator station next year and the intermediate pressure pipeline the year after that.”

The SGN Open Day at Birnam Arts is on Thursday 20th October from 1pm to 8pm. Refreshments will be available. 

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