Publication - Progress report

Draft Sectoral Marine Plans for Offshore Renewable Energy in Scottish Waters: Socio - Economic Assesment

Published: 25 Jul 2013
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781782567509

The study reported here provides a high level socio-economic appraisal of the potential costs and benefits to activities that may arise as a result of offshore wind, wave or tidal development within the Draft Plan Options as part of possible future Scotti

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Draft Sectoral Marine Plans for Offshore Renewable Energy in Scottish Waters: Socio - Economic Assesment
C14. Waste Disposal

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C14. Waste Disposal

C14.1 Scoping Results

The results of the scoping assessment are presented in Table C14.1 (Offshore Wind), Table C14.2 (Wave) and Table C14.3 (Tidal) and indicate whether more detailed assessment is required (Y/N).

Table C14.1 Offshore Wind

North North-East South-West West North-West
OWN1 OWN2 OWNE1 OWNE2 OWSW1 OWSW2 OWW1 OWW2 OWW3 OWNW1
Loss or reduced use of dredge material disposal sites-Draft Plan Option areas overlap N N N N N N N N N N
Access to dredged material disposal grounds N N N N N N N N N N

Table C14.2 Wave

North West North-West
WN1 WN2 WN3 WW1 WW2 WW3 WNW1 WW4
Loss or reduced use of dredge material disposal sites-Draft Plan Option areas overlap N N N N N N N N
Access to dredged material disposal grounds N N N N N N N N

Table C14.3 Tidal

North South-West West
TN1 TN2 TN3 TN4 TN5 TN6 TN7 TSW1 TW1 TW2
Loss or reduced use of dredge material disposal sites-Draft Plan Option areas overlap N N N N N N N N N N
Access to dredged material disposal grounds N N N N N N N N N N

C14.2 Assessment Results - Estimation of Costs and Benefits

C14.2.1 Loss or Reduced Use of Disposal Sites

All wind, wave and tide Draft Plan Option areas have been scoped out as none of them presently overlap open disposal grounds.

C14.2.2 Restricted Access to Disposal Sites

All wind Draft Plan Option areas have been scoped out. None of the wind Draft Plan Option areas presently restrict direct steaming access to open disposal grounds, as the wind developments are located further offshore from the disposal grounds.

All the wave Draft Plan Option areas have also been scoped out of the assessment. Although these Draft Plan Option areas are located between the coast and open disposal grounds, the density of the development within each Draft Plan Option areas is less than 1% for all scenarios. Spatial planning can therefore be used to avoid significant impacts under all the development scenarios. In addition, all tidal Draft Plan Option areas have been scoped out as none restrict direct steaming access to open disposal grounds.

C14.2.3 Summary

None of the Draft Plan Option areas overlap open disposal grounds and so loss or reduced use of disposal sites is not anticipated. In addition, no Draft Plan Option areas were identified which presently restrict direct steaming access to open disposal grounds. Economic impacts to Waste Disposal from the Draft Plan Option areas are therefore expected to be negligible.

C14.3 References

Scottish Enterprise & Highlands & Islands Enterprise, 2010b. National Renewables Infrastructure Plan Stage 2. July 2010.

Scottish Government, 2009b. National Planning Framework for Scotland 2.


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