ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 MARINE (SCOTLAND) ACT 2010
MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009
THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017
THE MARINE WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017
THE MARINE WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) REGULATIONS 2007
THE ELECTRICITY (APPLICATIONS FOR CONSENT) REGULATIONS 1990
Notice is hereby given that Berwick Bank Wind Farm Limited, registered under company registration SC721781 at Inveralmond House, 200 Dunkeld Road, Perth, Scotland, PH1 3AQ, has applied to the Scottish Ministers for:
- consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989; and
- marine licences under section 20 of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 and section 65 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.
to construct and operate an offshore wind farm (including associated transmission assets) located within the Outer Firth of Forth approximately 37.8 km east of St. Abbs, Scottish Borders and 47.6km east of the East Lothian coastline with a total area of 1,178.1 km2 (central latitude and longitude co-ordinates: 56° 18.312’ N., 001° 36.131’W (WGS84)). The installed capacity of the proposed generating station would be approximately 4100 MW comprising of up to 307 turbines with a maximum rotor tip height of 355 metres above Lowest Astronomical Tide (LAT).
The proposed development is subject to an environmental impact assessment (“EIA”) under the EIA regulations listed above.
Hard copies of the applications including plans detailing the location, together with a copy of the EIA report (also referred to in some regulations as the environmental statement) discussing Berwick Bank Wind Farm Limited’s proposed development in more detail and presenting an analysis of the environmental implications, are available for inspection, free of charge at:
- East Lothian Council Headquarters – John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA (Open Monday to Thursday, 9am – 5pm and Friday, 9am – 4pm).
- Dundee City Council – Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1QE (Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8.30am – 5pm and Wednesday, 9.30am – 5pm).
- Scottish Borders Council Headquarters – Newtown St. Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA (Open Monday to Thursday, 8am – 5pm, Friday, 8am – 4pm and Saturday, 9am – 12pm).
- Angus Council – Orchardbank Business Park, Orchardbank, Forfar, Angus, DD8 1AN (Open Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm).
- Fife Council – Methil Customer Service Centre and Library, Wellesey Road, Methil, Fife, KY8 3PA (Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am – 12pm and Wednesday, 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 5pm).
An electronic copy will also be made available (via an Tablet (Ipad)) at:
- Dunbar Library, Bleachingfield Community Centre, Dunbar, EH42 1DX (Open Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm, Wednesday, 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm and Thursday, 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 7pm).
The EIA report can also be viewed online at https://marine.gov.scot/ml/berwick-bank-offshore-wind-farm and https://www.berwickbank.com. Copies of the EIA report may also be obtained from Berwick Bank Wind Farm Limited (tel: 07384 798 101) at a charge of £350 hard copy and £10 on CD/USB stick (including post and packaging). Copies of a short non-technical summary are available free of charge.
Any representations should be made in writing to the Scottish Ministers by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to The Scottish Government, Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, identifying the proposed development and specifying the grounds for the representation, not later than 21 February 2023. The Scottish Ministers may however consider representations received after this date. Representations should be dated and should clearly state the name (in block capitals) and the email or postal address of those making the representation.
Any subsequent submission by Berwick Bank Wind Farm Limited of additional or further information (as defined in the above EIA regulations) to the Scottish Ministers will be publicised in a similar manner to the current application including publication on the above websites. Representations relative to additional or further information should be made on the same basis as detailed above.
Where the Scottish Ministers decide to exercise their discretion to do so the Scottish Ministers can cause a Public Local Inquiry (“PLI”) to be held.
Having considered the applications, the environmental information and the above legislation together with any representations received, the Scottish Ministers may:-
- Consent to the proposed development, with or without conditions attached; or
- Reject the proposed development.
Fair Processing Notice
The Scottish Government’s Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team (“MS-LOT”) process applications for marine licences under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 and the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009; and applications for section 36 consent under the Electricity Act 1989. During the consultation process any person having an interest in the outcome of the application may make a representation to MS-LOT. The representation may contain personal information, for example a name or address. This representation will only be used for the purpose of determining an application and will be stored securely in the Scottish Government’s official corporate record. Representations will be shared with the applicant and/or agent acting on behalf of the applicant, any people or organisations that we consult in relation to the application, the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals should the Scottish Ministers call a PLI and, where necessary, be published online, however personal information will be removed before sharing or publishing in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
A full privacy notice can be found at https://www.gov.scot/publications/marine-licensing-and-consenting-privacy-notice/ If you are unable to access this, or you have any queries or concerns about how your personal information will be handled, contact ms. email@example.com or MS-LOT, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB.