Offshore renewable energy developments - good practice principles for community benefits: consultation

Draft version, for the purposes of public consultation, of the Scottish Government's Good Practice Principles for Community Benefits from Offshore renewable Energy Developments.

10 Glossary

Coastal Communities Fund, administered by Big Lottery Fund

There are a number of acceptable definitions of 'community'. This document explores this issue in depth in section 5.

Community Benefit
Additional voluntary measures which are provided outside of the planning process and are not part of the supply chain or any other impacts arising from the development.

Community of interest
A community of people who are bound together because of a shared interest or passion. Members of such a community may engage with one another to share information or ideas around the shared topic.

Community of place
A community of people who are bound together because of where they reside, work, visit or otherwise spend a continuous portion of their time. Such a community can be a neighbourhood, town, work place, gathering place, public space or any other geographically specific place that a number of people share, have in common or visit frequently.

A process undertaken to understand people's views and opinions on a topic.

Host community
Can be understood as a location geographically linked to a renewable energy development, and those who live in this area.

Effects of a renewable energy project, both positive and negative. These may be measurable or intangible.

Adjusted according to the value of a retail price index.

Inshore waters
Term used generally to describe all waters within 12 nautical miles of the coast.

Memorandum of Understanding
Document describing an agreement between two or more parties. This document is not legally binding, but indicates an intended common line of action.

A project which is not developed on land.

A project developed on land.

A community benefit package may be composed of several measures. A cash fund is encouraged as a fundamental component of a package

Revenue generating
The sale of goods and/or services, and the use of assets and/or capital to produce income for a company or individual.

A person with interest or concern in something.

Supply chain
A channel of distribution beginning with the supplier of materials or components, extending through a manufacturing process to the distributor and retailer, and ultimately to the consumer. 'Supply chain benefits' will refer to positive impacts arising from such a channel.


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