Sectoral Plan Consultation - summary and design guidance
In October 2020, Marine Scotland, who regulate the offshore wind sector in Scottish seas, published a sectoral plan future commercial offshore windfarm development. NatureScot has been strongly supportive of this Plan and this is a summary of our response to the consultation, provided in March.
As part of our response, NatureScot landscape advisers undertook a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment of the current suite of Draft Plan Option (DPO) areas and drafted design guidance. If followed, this should help to minimise or avoid significant landscape or visual impacts arising from future windfarm development in these DPOs, and we encourage developers to consider this when progressing their lease applications. Any enquiries related to the assessment or guidance or to our consultation response should be directed to: [email protected]
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Published: April 2020