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Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy Encompassing Deep Water Options – Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening and Scoping report

DescriptionSectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy Encompassing Deep Water Options – Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening and Scoping report
ISBN9781788519625
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 13, 2018

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ISBN 978 1 78851 962 5 (web only publication)
PPDAS 424986

This document is also available in pdf format (1.4 MB)
The respondent information form and consultation questionnaire are available in Word format (155 KB)

Contents

1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Strategic Environmental Assessment
1.3 Purpose of this Screening and Scoping Report
1.4 Report structure

2 Offshore wind energy and deep waters around Scotland
2.1 Background
2.2 Blue Seas Green Energy – A Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy in Scottish Territorial Waters
2.3 Draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy in Scottish Waters
2.4 Draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy - 2019
2.5 Other Offshore Wind Planning/Developments in Scotland

3 Renewable wind technologies and the potential for environmental effects
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Bottom-fixed technologies
3.3 Floating technologies

4 The approach to the assessment
4.1 Purpose and scope of the assessment
4.2 Proposed approach to the assessment
4.3 Identifying mitigation and monitoring proposals
4.4 Consideration of reasonable alternatives
4.5 Cumulative effects
4.6 Assessment framework

5 Policy context and environmental baseline
5.1 Purpose of this section
5.2 Policy context for marine planning and offshore wind energy in Scotland
5.3 Environmental protection objectives
5.4 Initial environmental baseline

6 Consultation and next steps

Respondent Information Form

Appendices
Appendix A
Appendix B

Tables

Table 1. Consented offshore wind installations in Scottish waters
Table 2. Scoping in/out of SEA Topics
Table 3. Proposed SEA Objectives
Table 4. Indicative timeline for the development of an offshore wind plan for deep waters around Scotland

Figures

Figure 1 Timeline and process of identifying sites for offshore wind energy development in Scottish waters to date
Figure 2. Proposed Areas of Search
Figure 3 Broader policy context of the development of the Draft Plan