GREEN VOLT OFFSHORE WINDFARM LTD
ELECTRICITY ACT 1989
MARINE (SCOTLAND) ACT 2010
MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009
THE ELECTRICITY (APPLICATIONS FOR CONSENT) REGULATIONS 1990
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
Further to the notice that Green Volt Offshore Windfarm Ltd, registered under company registration SC698787 at 12 Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4QG, has applied to the Scottish Ministers for:
- consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989;
- declaration under section 36A 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 a floating offshore windfarm (and associated transmission assets) at the decommissioned Ettrick and Blackbird oil and gas field, approximately 80 km east of Peterhead with a total area of 116 km2 (central latitude and longitude co-ordinates: 1°36’3” W, 57°33’6” N (WGS84)). The installed capacity of the proposed generating station would be approximately 560 MW comprising 35 wind turbine generators with a maximum height of 264 m above Lowest Astronomical Tide. This proposed development is subject to environmental impact assessment (“EIA”) under the above Regulations.
Notice is hereby given that the Green Volt Offshore Windfarm Ltd has submitted additional information relative to the above EIA application to the Scottish Ministers. This includes information relating to ornithology.
Copies of the additional information are available for public inspection in person, free of charge, during normal office/opening hours, (Open Tuesday and Thursday 9am – 6pm, Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm), at: Peterhead Library, 51 St Peter St, Peterhead, AB42 1QD
The additional information can also be viewed online at https://marine.gov.scot/ml/green-volt-offshore- windfarm and https://greenvoltoffshorewind.com/. Copies of the additional information may also be obtained from Green Volt Offshore Windfarm Ltd (Tel: 01224 548 672) at a charge of £620 for a hard copy and £10 for CD/USB stick (including post and packaging).
Any representations should be made to the Scottish Ministers in writing by email to: MD.MarineRenewables@gov.scot or by post to The Scottish Government, Marine Directorate – Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, identifying the proposed development and specifying grounds for the representation, not later than 18 December 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 representation.
Any subsequent submission of additional information by Green Volt Offshore Windfarm Ltd to the Scottish Ministers will be publicised in a similar manner to this, including publication on the above websites and in a further public notice. Representations relative to such 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 may cause a Public Local Inquiry (“PLI”) to be held.
Having considered the application/s 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.
All previous representations received in relation to this development will be considered
Fair Processing Notice
The Scottish Government’s Marine Directorate – Licensing Operations Team (“MD-LOT”) determines applications for marine licences under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 and the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and section 36 consents under The Electricity Act 1989. During the consultation process any person having an interest in the outcome of the application may make representation to MD-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.
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 MD-LOT at: MD.MarineRenewables@gov.scot or MD-LOT, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB.