The Crown Estate Scotland has outlined plans to offshore wind developers concerning the timeline of its new ScotWind Leasing round. The plan is specific to the waters around Scotland and accounts for the new draft process for the next batch of giant offshore wind farms. A new document, launched today, lays out what will be available to developers “pre-launch” and includes a timeline of when leasing will open and close. The deadline for applications is set for early 2020, with new project sanctions made public around 2021. Crown Estate Scotland said the final launch is “currently” set for October.
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Developers behind a near £6 billion windfarm planned for off the coast of Angus say they remain hopeful onshore work will be under way next year. SSE-owned Seagreen Wind Energy Limited is facing the prospect of a public inquiry if issues with objectors including Angus Council cannot be resolved. The firm said it was at a “critical stage” in the development of the project with the submission of detailed documents in the complex planning process surrounding the 120-turbine scheme.
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