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Notice ID: GL1361834

Notice effective from
29th November 2017 to 29th December 2017

Notice is hereby given that Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Limited ("KOWL"), registered under company registration SC475345 at Saltire Court, 20 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EN, has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct and operate an offshore generating station at a site 15 km offshore from the Kincardineshire coastline with a total area of 110 km2 (central latitude and longitude co-ordinates: 57°00.000'N 01°50.00'W (WGS84)) consented on 7th March 2017.
The application, made under section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989, seeks to make the following variations: a change in turbine rated capacity from 6 to 8 MW to up to 8.4 MW (ensuring that the maximum generation capacity does not exceed 50MW); a change in the maximum turbine hub height from 100 meters measured from LAT to 105 meters measured from LAT and consequential variation to the wind turbine blade length, tip height, rotor diameter, blade width and rotation speed ("the variation application").
The variation application is subject to an environmental impact assessment under the I Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (as | amended).
The variation application and supporting environmental information are available for inspection, free of charge, during normal office hours at:

Aberdeen City Library Rosemount Viaduct Aberdeen AB25 1GW
Aberdeen City Council Marischal College Broad Street Aberdeen AB10 1AB
Aberdeenshire Council Woodhill House Woodhill Road Aberdeen AB16 5GB
Portlethen Library Bruntland Road Portlethen AB12 4QL
Stonehaven Library Evan Street Stonehaven AB39 2ET
Atkins Aberdeen Office Kirkgate House Upperkirkgate Aberdeen AB10 1HW

They can also be viewed at the Scottish Government Library at Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ or online at Copies of the variation application and supporting environmental information may also be obtained from Atkins (agents for KOWL) tel: 0141 2202102 at a charge of £200 hard copy and £5 on CD (including post and packaging). Copies of a short non-technical summary are available free of charge.
Any representations should be made in writing by email to: 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 12 January 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 representation.
Subsequent submission by KOWL of additional information to the Scottish Ministers will be publicised in a similar manner to the current variation application. Representations relative to additional information should be made on the same basis as detailed above.
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 hereby propose to vary the marine licence (granted on 7th March 2017) to reflect the changes proposed by the variation application. The Scottish Ministers intend to vary the aforementioned marine licence under 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 licence and consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 (as amended) are consistent. Any representations in relation to the proposed marine licence variation should be submitted to the Scottish Government's Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team ("MS-LOT") in the same manner as described as above relative to representations in respect of the variation application and within the same timeframe.
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 Public Local Inquiry (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 I 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: or by post to The Scottish Government, Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB.


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