ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 (AS AMENDED)
THE ELECTRICITY GENERATING STATIONS (APPLICATIONS FOR VARIATION OF CONSENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2013 (AS AMENDED)
MARINE (SCOTLAND) ACT 2010
Notice is hereby given that Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Limited, a company registered under company number SC278869, has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 on 26 March 2013 to construct and operate offshore generating station known as The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre.
The application made under section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989, seeks to vary condition 1 of the Section 36 Consent by extending the operational period from 22 to 25 years.
The variation application and supporting information are available for inspection, free of charge, during normal office hours at:
- Balmedie Library, Eigie Rd, Balmedie, AB23 8YF;
- Aberdeen Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GW;
- Peterhead Library, 51 St Peter Street, Peterhead, AB42 1QD;
- Ellon Library, Station Road, Ellon, AB41 9AE, and
- Bridge Of Don Library, Scotstown Road, Bridge Of Don, Aberdeen AB22 8HH.
They can also be viewed online at https://corporate.vattenfall.co.uk/eowdc Copies of the variation application and supporting information may also be obtained from Balmedie Library, Eigie Rd, Balmedie, AB23 8YF.
Any representations should be made in writing by email to: MS.MarineRenewables@gov.scot or by post to The Scottish Government, Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, identifying the proposal and specifying grounds for objection or support, not later than 21st May 2019, 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.
Subsequent submission by the companies detailed above of additional information to the Scottish Ministers will be publicised in a similar manner to the current variation application. Representations relative to additional 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 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 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 Licence granted in respect of the wind farm on 29 November 2018 (licence number 04309/19/0). The variation would revise the time period that the Licence would remain in force from 31 December 2041 to 25 July 2043. The Scottish Ministers would consider the variation of the Marine Licence in terms of sub-section 30(3)(d) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 to ensure that the marine licence and consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 (as amended) are consistent. Any representations in relation to the potential marine licence variation should be submitted to the Scottish Government’s Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team (“MS-LOT”) by email using email address: MS.MarineRenewables@gov.scot in the same manner as described as above relative to representations in respect of the variation application and within the same timeframe or to the appointed person:
Marine Renewables Group Leader
Marine Renewables Licensing Operations Team
Marine Scotland – Marine Planning and Policy Division
Scottish Government | Marine Laboratory, PO Box 101 | 375, Victoria Road | Aberdeen AB11 9DB
Fair Processing Notice
The Scottish Government’s Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team (“MS-LOT”) determine applications for marine licences under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, the Marine and Coastal Act 2009 and section 36 consents under The Electricity Act 1989 (as amended). 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Marine Scotland – Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB.