This document is the Non-Technical Summary (NTS) of the Environmental Statement (ES) which has been prepared in support of applications made by GlaxoSmithKline Montrose (GSK Montrose) for licences for a Marine Renewable Energy Project in the Territorial Sea and UK Controlled Waters Adjacent to Scotland under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010. This project is called the Montrose Tidal Array.
The ES is the formal report of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) undertaken by GSK Montrose into the potential impacts of the construction, operation and eventual decommissioning of the development and provides details of any mitigations required to address potential impacts.
The ES has been undertaken in consultation with statutory and non-statutory consultees and local stakeholders.
With the support of GSK Montrose and other contributors including Swanturbines Ltd, a significant amount of resources and effort have been made available to undertake this EIA process and important progress has been made towards the provision of the required data for this ES. With the express permission of the developer, this data is expected to be made available for use throughout the industry to assist in other potential developments.