Crown Estate Scotland seeks views on approach to boosting offshore wind

The Crown Estate Scotland has released a consultation on its 2020-23 Corporate Plan, seeking views on how it invests in property and natural resources.

Among the proposals included in the draft plan, published on 31 August, are the Crown Estate’s plans to invest in measures to remove sector-wide barriers to further offshore wind investment. It set out actions such as working with industry and stakeholders to accelerate and de-risk developments; working with Marine Scotland with regards to the timing of leasing cycles; and undertaking leasing as required to ensure Scottish deployment aspirations on offshore wind are achieved.

A Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA), exploring the likely environmental effects of the draft Corporate Plan, was undertaken. An Environmental Report, detailing the SEA’s findings was published and is also being consulted on.

Stakeholders have until 25 November 2019 to respond, with the feedback then used to inform the final Corporate Plan – set to be launched in April 2020.

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