Sectoral marine plan: appropriate assessment

Assessment of the implications of the sectoral marine plan for offshore wind energy for designated special areas of conservation special protection areas, candidate special areas of conservation and proposed special protection areas in view of the sites' conservation objectives.

11. Does the Plan provide a framework for deciding applications for project consents and/or does it influence decision makers on the outcome of applications for project consents?

11.1.1 Yes, the Plan from provides a framework for future applications for seabed leases under the ScotWind leasing process, marine licence applications (under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010), applications for consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 and deemed planning under the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997.



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