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Habitats Regulations Appraisal of Draft Plan for Offshore Wind Energy in Scottish Territorial Waters: Pre-Screening Review of the Medium Term Options

DescriptionHabitats Regulations Appraisal of Draft Plan for Offshore Wind Energy in Scottish Territorial Waters: Pre-Screening Review of the Medium Term Options
ISBN978 1 78045 058
Official Print Publication DateMarch 2011
Website Publication DateMarch 08, 2011

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Contents

Summary

Abbreviations

1. Introduction
1.1 Report Background
1.2 Objectives of Pre-Screening and Report Structure

2. Offshore Wind Energy ( OWE) Options
2.1 Background to Draft Plan
2.2 Medium Term Options

3. OWE Strategic Environmental Assessment

4. Habitats Regulations Appraisal
4.1 Legislative Background
4.2 HRA Framework and Approach for Plans

5. HRA Stages 1 to 3 and 5
5.1 Introduction and Scope
5.2 Stage 1 - Deciding Whether the Draft Plan is Subject to HRA
5.3 Stage 2 - Identifying the European/Ramsar Sites that Should be Considered in the Appraisal
5.4 Stage 3 - Gathering Information About the European/Ramsar Sites
5.5 Stage 5 - First Phase of Screening for LSE

6. Summary and Next Stage of the HRA

7. References

Appendix
A. Pre-Screening Tables (now superseded by Appendix A of the Appropriate Assessment Information Report)

Tables
1. Medium term options for offshore wind energy
2. Is the Draft Plan for medium term OWE options subject to HRA?

Report Text Image
1. Key Stages of HRA Process for Plans

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1. Medium term options (areas of search) from the Offshore Wind Energy draft plan
2a. Location of all designated SPA sites within and surrounding the medium term option areas
2b. Location of all designated SAC sites within and surrounding the medium term option areas
2c. Location of all designated Ramsar sites within and surrounding the medium term option areas

Date: January 2011
Project Ref: R.3974/1
Report No: R.1722a
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Draft for Comment

E San Martin

01/11/10

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Second Draft

E San Martin

22/11/10

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Final Draft

E San Martin

07/01/11

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Final

E San Martin

21/01/11

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E San Martin

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Quality Manager:

C R Scott

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Project Director:

S C Hull

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