Marine Scotland has given public notice for the Construction and Operation of Offshore Wind Farm and Transmission Works at Inch Cape Offshore Windfarm, Firth of Forth.


The Notice reads: Notice is hereby given that Inch Cape Offshore Wind Limited (ICOL), registered under company registration SC373173 at 5th Floor, 40 Princess Street, Edinburgh EH2 2BY, has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the consent granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 on 17th of June 2019, to construct and operate an offshore generating station known as Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm, located approximately 15-22km east off Angus coastline with a total area of approximately 150km2 (central latitude and longitude co-ordinates: 56o 49.457’N 2o 19.554 ‘W (WGS84)).

The application made under section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989, seeks to amend the maximum generating capacity of the Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm from approximately 700MW to 1000MW. No amendments to physical parameters of the wind turbine generators or associated infrastructure are being sought through this amendment.

Information about the variation application is available on the following websites:

The variation application and supporting information are available for inspection, free of charge, during normal office hours at:

St Andrews Library (Church Square, St Andrews, KY16 9NN).

Arbroath Library (Arbroath Library, Hill Terrace, Arbroath, DD11 1AH).

Dunbar Library (Bleachingfield Centre, Countess Road, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1DX).

Port Seton Library (Community Centre, South Seton Park, Port Seton, East Lothian, EH32 0BG).

Any representations should be made in writing by email to or by post to The Scottish Government, Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, identifying the proposal and specifying grounds for objection or support, not later than 11th of March 2020, although the Scottish Ministers may consider representations received after this date. Representations should be dated and should clearly state the name (in block capitals) and the full return email or postal address of those making representation.  

Where the Scottish Ministers decide to exercise their discretion to do so the Scottish Ministers shall cause a Public Local Inquiry (PLI) to be held.

Following receipt of all views and representations, the Scottish Ministers will determine the application for consent in one of two ways:

Consent to the variation application, with or without conditions attached; or

Reject the variation application.

Fair Processing Notice

The Scottish Government’s Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team (“MS-LOT”) determine applications for marine licences under the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010, the Marine and Coastal Act 2009 and section 36 consents under The Electricity Act 1989 (as amended). During the consultation process any person having an interest in the outcome of the application may make a representation to MS-LOT. The representation may contain personal information, for example a name or address. This representation will only be used for the purpose of determining an application and will be stored securely in the Scottish Government’s official corporate record. Representations will be shared with the applicant and/or agent acting on behalf of the applicant, any people or organisations that we consult in relation to the application, the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals should the Scottish Ministers call a PLI and, where necessary, be published online, however personal information will be removed before sharing or publishing.  

A full privacy notice can be found at: If you are unable to access this, or you have any queries or concerns about how your personal information will be handled, contact MS-LOT at: or Marine Scotland – Licensing Operations Team, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB.

Marine Scotland give Public Notice on Offshore Wind Farm

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