Consent for Seagreen Phase One (as it was known at the time) was awarded by Scottish Ministers in October 2014. The Offshore Transmission Asset (the infrastructure required to facilitate the export of power to the national electricity transmission grid) was also consented.
These consents were confirmed in November 2017 following legal challenge by the RSPB to the original consent award decision.
The Onshore Transmission Asset (the onshore infrastructure required from the landfall point at Carnoustie to a new substation at Tealing) was subject to a separate planning application and was granted planning permission in principle by Angus Council in 2013. This was extended by Angus Council in December 2016, following re-application by Seagreen.
In March 2018, Seagreen submitted an application to Marine Scotland seeking to remove the consented capacity limits to allow for the installation of higher rated wind turbines. This application was approved by Scottish Ministers in August 2018.
The removal of the capacity limit will allow higher capacity wind turbines to be installed under the existing 2014 consented parameters.
Section 36C application (May 2022)
Seagreen Wind Energy Limited (SWEL) has made a formal application to vary the existing Seagreen Alpha and Bravo section 36 consents under section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989 (as amended). SWEL has also requested that the associated marine licences are varied at the same time under section 72 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 and section 30 of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010.
SWEL is principally proposing to vary the existing consents to allow for changes to parameters of the consented but not constructed 36 wind turbine generators associated with the Seagreen Project. Varied parameters include an increase in rotor diameter, blade chord width, maximum and minimum tip height and hub height. No changes to piling parameters are included in the proposed variation. SWEL are also proposing to vary the existing consents to allow for an increase in steel seabed deposits.
To find out more about the application and how to make representations, please click here.
In July 2019, we submitted details to Angus Council Planning Department with the aim of discharging the Matters Specified on the Planning Permission in Principle for the onshore cable route and works at Tealing substation. You can find out more out this application by clicking here.
The Tealing substation was subsequently consented by Angus Council in January 2020 with works beginning in March 2020. The cable route works were then consented in June 2020 allowing for works to begin along the route from Carnoustie to Tealing.