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Planning Scotland's Seas: Draft Sectoral Marine Plans for Offshore Renewable Energy in Scottish Waters - Sustainability Appraisal

Planning Scotland's Seas: Draft Sectoral Marine Plans for Offshore Renewable Energy in Scottish Waters - Sustainability Appraisal

Thursday, July 25, 2013

ISBN: 9781782567622

This report provides the Sustainability Apraisal of Sectoral Marine Plans for Offshore Renewable Energy in Scottish Waters Consultation Draft

Executive Summary

A Sustainability Appraisal approach has been undertaken to inform the development of the consultation draft plans.

It has been informed by detailed technical assessments -

a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) which assesses impacts on the environment,

a Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA)which considers impacts on areas designated for habitats and species of international importance, and

a socio-economic assessment that considers the impacts on other marine users and communities.