Costa Head Wave Farm Limited is seeking a Scoping Opinion for the offshore elements of the proposed Costa Head wave array from the Scottish Ministers under Section 7 of the Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2000. Comment is also sought and welcomed from other stakeholders with an interest in the proposed development. The Scoping being sought is for the array, subsea export cables and all offshore project infrastructure below Mean High Water Springs (MHWS).
The onshore aspects of the development will be subject to a separate Screening Opinion request under the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2011.
This Scoping Report has been produced by Xodus Group in line with relevant guidance and recent consultation with Marine Scotland, its advisory bodies and other key stakeholders. A description of the proposed development along with SSER’s proposed approach to the EIA and NRA is provided.