THE EUROPEAN MARINE ENERGY CENTRE LTD
ELECTRICITY ACT 1989 (AS AMENDED)
THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND)
REGULATIONS 2017 (AS AMENDED)
Notice is hereby given that The European Marine Energy Centre Ltd (EMEC), registered under company registration SC249331 at Old Academy Business Centre, Back Road, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AW, has applied to the Scottish Ministers for consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct and operate an existing wave test site at Billia Croo, approximately 2.2km west of the Orkney Mainland coastline, with a total area of 11.1km2 (central latitude and longitude co-ordinates: 58°59.041’N 003°23.842’W (WGS84)). The installed capacity of its existing grid-connected wave test site would potentially be 20MW.
The proposed development is subject to an environmental impact assessment (“EIA”) under
the EIA regulations listed above.
Copies of the application, including a plan showing the location, together with a copy of the EIA Report discussing the Company’s proposals in more detail and presenting an analysis of the environmental implications, are available for inspection, free of charge, during normal office hours at:
Stromness Library, Orkney Library & Archive,
2-12 Victoria Street, 44 Junction Road,
Orkney KW16 3AA Orkney KW15 1AG
The EIA report can also be viewed online at http://marine.gov.scot/ml/section-36-consent-billia-croo and www.emec.org.uk/consents/.
Copies of the EIA report may also be obtained from EMEC (address: Old Academy Business Centre, Back Road, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AW; telephone: +44(0)1856 852060) at a charge of £75 for a hard copy and £5 for CD/USB stick (including post and packaging). Copies of a short non-technical summary are available from EMEC free of charge.
Any representations should be made in writing by email to: Billia-Croo.Representations@gov.uk 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 16th August 2019 although 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.
When additional information, which is substantive to the environmental statement, is received from the applicant or statutory consultee, further public notices will give advice on how this information may be viewed by members of the public, and how representations may be made to the Scottish Ministers. During the consideration of the proposal, the Scottish Ministers may formally request further information to supplement the environmental statement and this will also be publicised.
As a result of a statutory objection from the relevant planning authority in relation to the deemed planning element (or 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 the proposal, with or without conditions attached; or
• Reject the proposal.
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 and the Marine and Coastal Access 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 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:
http://www.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.