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Draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy 2019: consultation analysis report

Published: 22 Jul 2020

Report summarising and analysing the responses received during the consultation period (18 December 2019 and 25 March 2020) for our draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy.

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Draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy 2019: consultation analysis report
2 Overview of Respondents

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2 Overview of Respondents

2.1 Respondent Profiles

2.1.1 In total, 195 responses were received representing 84 organisations (Listed in Appendix C) and 362 individuals. The 195 responses included 192 standard (unique) consultation responses and three (3) non-standard (duplicate) responses.

2.1.2 Two responses classed as representing individuals represented multiple people. One (1) represented three (3) people. The other (a larger petition) represented 250 separate signatories but was only applicable to a single question (Question 1, SW1).

2.1.3 In two (2) cases, an individual has submitted two responses on behalf of two (2) different organisations. In these cases the submissions were treated as separate submissions. In addition, in one (1) instance an individual responded twice with one (1) response on behalf of another individual. These have similarly been treated as two (2) separate submissions.

2.1.4 On three (3) occasions individuals submitted multiple responses with the same e-mail address (similar sentiment although slightly different in wording). In these instances the responses were merged and treated as a single response.

2.1.5 In one (1) instance multiple responses were received from the same name (or derivatives of) but with different e-mail addresses. It is understood that these are separate individuals although, given similar wording, there is the potential that some or all of these responses should be counted as a single response. These responses (five (5) in number) have been treated as separate. This represents approximately 1% of the total respondents and is therefore not considered likely to influence the results significantly.

2.1.6 For analysis purposes, responses from organisational stakeholders were assigned to sub-groups and / or sectors (see Table 1) enabling analysis of the types of organisations that had responded to each of the five consultation documents.

Table 1 Stakeholder types and sub-groups
Stakeholder Type Stakeholder Sub-groups No.
Organisation Public body 24
Energy company / developer / association 25
Other commercial sector 19
Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) 3
Other 13
Individual Individual 362
Sectors No.
Energy 25
Commercial fisheries 8
Ports & harbours 4
Tourism and Recreation 3
Carbon capture and storage 2
Military defence 1
Oil and gas 2
Power Interconnectors / telecoms 1
Shipping 1
NA 37
Individual 362

2.2 Question Respondent Profile

2.2.1 The respondent profile for each question is shown in Table 2. The content of the responses is summarised in Sections 2.2.2 and 4.

Table 2 Overview of Context Report respondent groups
Respondent Groups Responses Received
Respondent Groups - Question 1
Individual 22
Organisation
Public body 10
Energy company / developer / association 22
Other commercial sector 10
NGO 2
Other 9
Total number of respondents 136
Respondent Groups - Question 2
Individual 48
Organisation
Public body 6
Energy company / developer / association 20
Other commercial sector 9
NGO 0
Other 9
Total number of respondents 92
Respondent Groups - Question 3
Individual 61
Organisation
Public body 9
Energy company / developer / association 20
Other commercial sector 11
NGO 1
Other 9
Total number of respondents 111
Respondent Groups - Question 4
Individual 57
Organisation
Public body 8
Energy company / developer / association 25
Other commercial sector 10
NGO 1
Other 8
Total number of respondents 105
Respondent Groups - Question 5
Individual 21
Organisation
Public body 9
Energy company / developer / association 19
Other commercial sector 6
NGO 3
Other 1
Total number of respondents 59
Respondent Groups - Question 6
Individual 22
Organisation
Public body 7
Energy company / developer / association 19
Other commercial sector 7
NGO 3
Other 4
Total number of respondents 62
Respondent Groups - Question 7
Individual 38
Organisation
Public body 14
Energy company / developer / association 21
Other commercial sector 10
NGO 3
Other 5
Total number of respondents 91
Respondent Groups - Question 8
Individual 37
Organisation
Public body 12
Energy company / developer / association 18
Other commercial sector 9
NGO 2
Other 8
Total number of respondents 86
Respondent Groups - Question 9
Individual 29
Organisation
Public body 12
Energy company / developer / association 15
Other commercial sector
NGO 3
Other 8
Total number of respondents 74
Respondent Groups - Question 10
Individual 42
Organisation
Public body 11
Energy company / developer / association 18
Other commercial sector 11
NGO 2
Other 8
Total number of respondents 92
Respondent Groups - Question 11
Individual 29
Organisation
Public body 11
Energy company / developer / association 13
Other commercial sector 8
NGO 0
Other 7
Total number of respondents 68
Respondent Groups - Question 12
Individual 28
Organisation
Public body 8
Energy company / developer / association 16
Other commercial sector 7
NGO 0
Other 6
Total number of respondents 65
Respondent Groups - Question 13
Individual 9
Organisation
Public body 8
Energy company / developer / association 10
Other commercial sector 5
NGO 0
Other 7
Total number of respondents 39
Respondent Groups - Question 14
Individual 25
Organisation
Public body 9
Energy company / developer / association 11
Other commercial sector 7
NGO 1
Other 7
Total number of respondents 60

2.2.2 Key themes that emerged from the responses to the questions are outlined below in Sections 2.2.2 and 4.


Contact

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