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ISLES Spatial Plan 2015 and Sustainability Appraisal Consultation

ISLES Spatial Plan 2015 and Sustainability Appraisal Consultation

Monday, February 2, 2015

ISBN: 9781785440922

Guidance to the offshore energy sector on the development of an interconnected offshore electricity grid network in the waters between Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and wider UK, accompanied by a Sustainability Appraisal discussing the potential socio-economic and environment effects.

Executive Summary

The Spatial Plan forms a key part of Irish Scottish Links on Energy Study (ISLES) II ‘Towards Implementation’. It will provide guidance to the offshore energy sector on the development of an interconnected offshore electricity grid network in the waters between Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland and wider UK. The Plan includes location guidance on the most suitable areas for development of offshore grid infrastructure and is accompanied by a Sustainability Appraisal discussing the potential socio-economic and environment effects.