NEART NA GAOITHE OFFSHORE WIND LIMITED

ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 (AS AMENDED)  MARINE (SCOTLAND) ACT 2010

THE MARINE WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017 (AS AMENDED)

(“The Marine EIA Regulations”)

THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017 (AS AMENDED)

(“The Electricity EIA Regulations”)

Further to the notice that Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Limited, registered under company registration SC356223 at Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 8EX, 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

to construct and operate an offshore wind farm (including offshore transmission works) located approximately 15.5 km East of Fife Ness with a total area of approximately 105 km2 (central latitude and longitude co-ordinates: 56° 16.061’’N,  2° 15.003’W (WGS84)).

The installed capacity of the proposed generating station would be a maximum of 450MW MW comprising a maximum of 54 turbines with a maximum rotor tip height of 208 metres above Lowest Astronomical Tide.  The proposed development is subject to environmental impact assessment (“EIA”) under the above Regulations.

Notice is hereby given that Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Limited 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 at:

  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, 5th Floor, 1 Exchange Crescent, Conference Square, Edinburgh, EH3 8UL.
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, 1 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 1RW.
  • Dunbar Library, Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar, EH42 1DX.
  • St Andrews Library, Church Square, St Andrews, KY16 9NN.
  • Carnoustie Library, 21 High Street, Carnoustie, DD7 6AN.

The additional information can also be viewed online at http://www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Licensing/marine/scoping/NnGRev2017 and  http://www.nngoffshorewind.com/downloads.  Copies of the additional information may also be obtained from Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Limited, (tel: 0141 206 3860) at a charge of £50 for a hard copy (including post and packaging). Alternatively the additional information is available on USB stick free of charge.

Any representations should be made to the Scottish Ministers in writing by email to: neartnagaoithe.representations@gov.scot 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 grounds for objection or support, not later than 10 September 2018. 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.

Any subsequent submission of additional information by Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Limited to the Scottish Ministers will be publicised in a similar manner to this, including publication on the above websites, and 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 environmental information, in conjunction 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

MS-LOT determine applications for marine licences under Part 4 of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 and The Electricity Act (as amended).  During the consultation process any person having an interest in the outcome of the application may make 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.

A full privacy notice can be found at: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Licensing/marine/PrivacyNotice. If you are unable to access this, or you have any queries or concerns about how your personal information will be handled, contact MS-LOT at: ms.marinerenewables@gov.scot or Marine Scotland – Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB.

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