SEAGREEN WIND ENERGY LIMITED
ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 (AS AMENDED)
THE ELECTRICITY GENERATING STATIONS (APPLICATIONS FOR VARIATION OF CONSENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2013 (AS AMENDED)
MARINE (SCOTLAND) ACT 2010 – MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009
Notice is hereby given that Seagreen Wind Energy Limited, registered under company registration 06873902 at No.1 Forbury Place, 43 Forbury Road, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 3JH, has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct and operate two offshore wind farms (Project Alpha and Project Bravo) in the Firth of Forth approximately 27 km offshore, east of the Angus coastline, with a total area of 391 km2, (central latitude and longitude co-ordinates: Project Alpha 1° 49’ 17.750” W 56° 36’ 39.672” N Project Bravo 1° 39’ 31.587” W 56° 34’ 20.859” N (WGS84)), consented on 10th October 2014.
The application, made under section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989, seeks to make the following variation: to remove the existing 525 MW capacity limits on each of the Seagreen Project Alpha and Project Bravo offshore wind farms. There would be no change to the physical parameters of the development consented in 2014.
Information about the variation application is to be found at the following websites: www.seagreenwindenergy.com and www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Licensing/marine/scoping
The variation application and the supporting information are available for inspection, free of charge, during the following hours at:
Arbroath Library Mon 10am-7pm
Hill Terrace Tue 10am-5pm
Arbroath Wed 10am-1pm
DD11 1AH Thu, Fri 10am-5pm
Carnoustie Library Monday 10am-7pm
21 High Street Tuesday 10am-1pm
Carnoustie Wednesday to Friday DD7 6AN 10am-5pm
Copies of the variation application and the supporting information may also be obtained from Seagreen Wind Energy Limited (at email@example.com or 0141 224 7192) at a charge of £50 per hard copy and £15 for a copy on CD (including post and packaging).
Any representations should be made in writing by email to: Seagreen.Representations@gov.scot or by post to The Scottish Government, Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team (“MS-LOT”), Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, identifying the proposal and specifying grounds for objection or support, not later than 18th May 2018, although the Scottish Ministers may consider representations received after this date. Representations should be dated and should clearly state the name (in block capitals) and the full return email or postal address of those making representation.
Where the Scottish Ministers decide to exercise their discretion to do so the Scottish Ministers shall cause a Public Local Inquiry (PLI) to be held.
Following receipt of all views and representations, the Scottish Ministers will determine the application for consent variation in one of two ways:
● Consent to the variation application, with or without conditions attached; or
● Reject the variation application.
If consent is granted for the variation application, the Scottish Ministers will consider exercising their discretion to vary the marine licences granted in respect of the wind farms on the 10th October 2014 (licence numbers 04676/14/0, 04677/14/0). The variations would revise the descriptions in Paragraph 2.2 of the respective marine licences to reflect the changes proposed by the variation application. The Scottish Ministers would consider the variation of the marines licences in terms of section 72 (3) (d) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and section 30(3)(d) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 to ensure that the marine licences and consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 (as amended) are consistent. Any representations in relation to the potential marine licence variations should be submitted to the MS-LOT in the same manner as described above relative to representations in respect of the variation application and within the same timeframe.
Fair Processing Notice
MS-LOT processes applications under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and The Electricity Act 1989 (as amended). During the consultation process written representations can be sent to the Scottish Ministers.
Should the Scottish Ministers call a PLI copies of representations will be sent to the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals for the Reporter to consider during the inquiry.
These representations will be posted on their website but will not publish your personal data (e.g. your name and address) as this is removed beforehand in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
You can choose to mark your representation as confidential, in which case it will only be considered by the Scottish Ministers and will not be shared with the planning authority, the applicant, the Reporter (should a PLI be called) or any other third party.
If you have any queries or concerns about how your personal data will be handled, contact MS-LOT by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to The Scottish Government, MS-LOT, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB.
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