Seagreen S36C application
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 S36 consents (issued on 10 October 2022) to correct a discrepancy in the decision notice which originated from an administrative error in the S36C Seagreen application documentation submitted April 2022. As part of the application, SWEL is submitting a letter describing the correction and resubmitting all the application documents from the April 2022 S36 variation which remain unchanged.
The formal public notice below provides the consultation period and details the process for making representations to the consent authority regarding the proposed application.
Supporting documents are also available to download below.
More information about the Seagreen1A development can be found here.
ELECTRICITY ACT 1989
THE ELECTRICITY GENERATING STATIONS (APPLICATIONS FOR VARIATION OF CONSENT)
(SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2013
MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009
Notice is hereby given that Seagreen Wind Energy Limited, registered under company registration 06873902 at No.1 Forbury Place, 43 Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 3JH has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the consents granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 on 10 October 2014 to construct and operate an offshore generating station known as the Seagreen Project (comprising Seagreen Alpha Offshore Wind Farm and Seagreen Bravo Offshore Wind Farm).
The application made under section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989, seeks to correct a drafting error within the section 36 consent variation application submitted on 19 April 2022 which was subsequently determined by the Scottish Ministers on 10 October 2022 granting a variation under section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989 to the consents granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 on 10 October 2014 for the construction and operation of the Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo Offshore Wind Farms. The application seeks to vary the section 36 consents by amending the split of the 36 larger Phase 1A turbines such that more of the Phase 1A turbines are in the Seagreen Alpha Offshore Wind Farm than the Seagreen Bravo Offshore Wind Farm which aligns with what was assessed in the April 2022 supporting Environmental Appraisal Report.
The variation application and supporting information is available for inspection, free of charge, during normal office hours at:
Montrose Library (open Wed 11:00 – 16:30, Thur 14:00 – 18:00, Fri 11:00 - 16:30)
214 – 216 High Street,
Montrose Playhouse (open during normal office working hours)
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 16 December 2022 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.
If consent is granted for the variation application, the Scottish Ministers will consider exercising their discretion to vary the marine licences in respect of the wind farm granted on 10 October 2014, as subsequently varied on 10 October 2022 (licence numbers 00010075 and 00010076). The variations would revise the wording of the marine licences to amend the split of the 36 larger Phase 1A turbines such that more of the Phase 1A turbines are in the Seagreen Alpha Offshore Wind Farm than the Seagreen Bravo Offshore Wind Farm. The Scottish Ministers would consider the variation of the marine licences in terms of sub-section 72(3)(d) of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 to ensure that the marine licences and consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 are consistent. Any representations in relation to the potential marine licence variations should be submitted to the Scottish Government’s Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team (“MS-LOT”) in the same manner as described above relative to representations in respect of the variation application and within the same timeframe.
Fair Processing Notice
MS-LOT determine applications for marine licences under the Marine and Coastal Act 2009 and section 36 consents under the Electricity Act 1989. 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://www.gov.scot/publications/marine-licensing-and-consenting-privacy-notice/
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.