Inch Cape Offshore Limited has applied to Scottish Ministers to vary its offshore consent – granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 on 16th July, 2020 – to construct and operate Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm. If successful, the variation will remove the maximum generation capacity of the wind farm. Full details of the notice can be found below. In addition, you can read the letter of application here and the accompanying report here.
ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 (AS AMENDED)
THE ELECTRICITY GENERATING STATIONS (APPLICATIONS FOR VARIATION OF CONSENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2013 (AS AMENDED)
Notice is hereby given that Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL), registered under company registration SC373173 at 5th Floor, 40 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 granted on 16th of July, 2020 to construct and operate offshore generating station known as Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm, located 15-22km east off Angus coastline with a total area of 150km2 (central latitude and longitude co-ordinates: 56o 49.457’N 2o 19.554’W)
The application made under section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989, seeks to remove the maximum generating capacity of the Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm from the Section 36 Consent. No amendments to physical parameters of the wind turbine generators or associated infrastructure are being sought through this amendment.
The variation application and supporting information is available for review on the following websites:
Any representations should be made in writing by email to MS.MarineRenewables@gov.scot or by post to The Scottish Government, Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, identifying the proposal and specifying grounds for objection or support, not later than 1st March 2021, although the Scottish Ministers may consider representations received after this date. Representations should be dated and should clearly state the name (in block capitals) and the full return email or postal address of those making representation.
Where the Scottish Ministers decide to exercise their discretion to do so the Scottish Ministers shall cause a Public Local Inquiry (PLI) to be held.
Following receipt of all views and representations, the Scottish Ministers will determine the application for consent in one of two ways:
- Consent to the variation application, with or without conditions attached; or
- Reject the variation application.
Fair Processing Notice
The Scottish Government’s Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team (“MS-LOT”) determine applications for marine licences under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, the Marine and Coastal Act 2009 and section 36 consents under The Electricity Act 1989 (as amended). During the consultation process any person having an interest in the outcome of the application may make a representation to MS-LOT. The representation may contain personal information, for example a name or address. This representation will only be used for the purpose of determining an application and will be stored securely in the Scottish Government’s official corporate record. Representations will be shared with the applicant and/or agent acting on behalf of the applicant, any people or organisations that we consult in relation to the application, the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals should the Scottish Ministers call a PLI and, where necessary, be published online, however personal information will be removed before sharing or publishing.
A full privacy notice can be found at: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Licensing/marine/PrivacyNotice. If you are unable to access this, or you have any queries or concerns about how your personal information will be handled, contact MS-LOT at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Marine Scotland – Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB.