Draft Sectoral Marine Plans for Offshore Renewable Energy in Scottish Waters: Consultation Paper

The Draft Sectoral Marine Plans for Offshore Wind, Wave and Tidal energy in Scottish Waters represent Scottish Ministers' proposed spatial policy for the development of commercial scale offshore renewable energy at a national and regional level.

4. Plan Structure

4.1.1 The remainder of this document is split into five sections. These are the key outcomes of the plan development process:

4.1.2 PARTS A, B & C - the Draft Plans for Offshore Wind, Wave and Tidal Energy will be split into the following sections:

  • Development of Options
  • National Issues
  • Regional Issues

4.1.3 PART D will give consideration to the effects of each the Plans being progressed in-combination with each other and the cumulative effects with existing planned development at a National and Regional level.

4.1.4 PART E will outline the timeline for developing the Final Draft Plan and the key questions for consideration in the consultation period.


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