Draft Sectoral Marine Plans for Wind Wave and Tidal - 2013
In July 2013 Marine Scotland published the Draft Sectoral Marine Plans for Offshore Wind Wave and Tidal energy in Scotland. The draft plans identifies potential future options for commercial scale offshore wind energy developments.
These draft plans were never formally adopted by Scottish Ministers but the draft options were included in the National Marine Plan and are retained on Marine Scotland Maps for reference.
In 2017 a new leasing round for offshore wind was announced by Crown Estate Scotland. As planning authority for Scotland's Seas, Marine Scotland has undertaken a new Sectoral Marine Planning Process for offshore wind. To see the new Draft Plan Options please see the Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy 2019 page.