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Published: 6 April 2018






Notice is hereby given that Seagreen Wind Energy Limited, registered under company registration 06873902 at No.1 Forbury Place, 43 Forbury Road, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 3JH, has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct and operate two offshore wind farms (Project Alpha and Project Bravo) in the Firth of Forth approximately 27 km offshore, east of the Angus coastline, with a total area of 391 km2, (central latitude and longitude co-ordinates: Project Alpha 1° 49' 17.750" W 56° 36' 39.672" N Project Bravo 1° 39' 31.587" W 56° 34' 20.859" N (WGS84)), consented on 10th October 2014.

The application, made under section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989, seeks to make the following variation: to remove the existing 525 MW capacity limits on each of the Seagreen Project Alpha and Project Bravo offshore wind farms. There would be no change to the physical parameters of the development consented in 2014.

Information about the variation application is to be found at the following websites: www.seagreenwindenergy.com and www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Licensing/marine/scoping
The variation application and the supporting information are available for inspection, free of charge, during the following hours at:

Arbroath Library Mon 10am-7pm
Hill Terrace Tue 10am-5pm
Arbroath Wed 10am-1pm
DD11 1AH Thu, Fri 10am-5pm
Sat 10am-4pm

Carnoustie Library Monday 10am-7pm
21 High Street Tuesday 10am-1pm
Carnoustie Wednesday to Friday 10am-5pm
DD7 6AN Saturday 10am-4pm

Copies of the variation application and the supporting information may also be obtained from Seagreen Wind Energy Limited (at info@seagreenwindenergy.com or 0141 224 7192) at a charge of £50 per hard copy and £15 for a copy on CD (including post and packaging).

Any representations should be made in writing by email to: Seagreen.Representations@gov.scot or by post to The Scottish Government, Marine
Scotland Licensing Operations Team (“MS-LOT”), Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road,
Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, identifying the proposal and specifying grounds for objection or
support, not later than 18th May 2018, 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

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 variation 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 granted in respect of the wind farms on
the 10th October 2014 (licence numbers 04676/14/0, 04677/14/0). The variations would
revise the descriptions in Paragraph 2.2 of the respective marine licences to reflect the
changes proposed by the variation application. The Scottish Ministers would consider the
variation of the marines licences in terms of section 72 (3) (d) of the Marine and Coastal
Access Act 2009 and section 30(3)(d) of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 to ensure that the
marine licences and consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 (as
amended) are consistent. Any representations in relation to the potential marine licence
variations should be submitted to the MS-LOT in the same manner as described above
relative to representations in respect of the variation application and within the same

Fair Processing Notice

MS-LOT processes applications under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, the Marine and
Coastal Access Act 2009 and The Electricity Act 1989 (as amended). During the
consultation process written representations can be sent to the Scottish Ministers.

Should the Scottish Ministers call a PLI copies of representations will be sent to the
Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals for the Reporter to consider during the
inquiry. These representations will be posted on their website but will not publish your
personal data (e.g. your name and address) as this is removed beforehand in compliance
with the Data Protection Act 1998.

You can choose to mark your representation as confidential, in which case it will only be
considered by the Scottish Ministers and will not be shared with the planning authority, the
applicant, the Reporter (should a PLI be called) or any other third party.

If you have any queries or concerns about how your personal data will be handled, contact
MS-LOT by email at: ms.marinerenewables@gov.scot or by post to The Scottish
Government, MS-LOT, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB.