Draft Offshore Wind Regional Locational Guidance

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Marine Scotland Data Portal
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Shapefile, Google Earth KMZ/KML


The Scottish Government has prepared Regional Locational Guidance (RLG) to facilitate the development of offshore wind energy Scottish Waters. The Guidance gives consideration to detailed environmental, technical and socio-economic and planning issues in relation to the offshore renewable energy regions of Scotland. The RLG will be used:
* To provide detailed information in relation to the Areas of Search identified in the 2011 Scoping Report for Offshore Wind Farm Developments in Scottish Waters;
* To identify suitable options for inclusion in the sectoral marine planning process;
* To inform key stakeholders and other interested parties of the key regional issues in relation to developing offshore wind energy in Scottish Waters; and
* To inform the process for determining marine license applications to develop offshore renewable energy in Scottish Waters.

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