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Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Enabling Actions Report: Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Onshore Infrastructure Information Note

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This information note highlights the generally early stage of development that many of the PFOW projects are at, and consequently the lack of available detail on the exact configuration of infrastructure required at developer sites for both generation scenarios. This has a number of knock-on consequences, most notably, the ability of SSE to make the most efficient network investment plans and the ability of Planning Authorities to issue guidance and advice to assist developers. The lack of available information also presents a risk in the consents process for the future development of onshore infrastructure to support the PFOW projects due to the uncertainty that this lack of information creates. A number of actions are identified throughout the Note under the general theme of ‘information sharing and guidance’ that could help to reduce those risks. These can be summarised as the strategic use of existing stakeholder groups; the preparation of high-level assessments, guidance and the use of relevant expertise to inform future infrastructure development; and continued information sharing/joint working.


Parsons Brinckerhoff, Community Capital Ltd, Lucy Parsons, The Crown Estate

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Crown Copyright 2012



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analysis / testing / R&D, project development, Document, governance, consenting, farm name / development site, Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters, organisation, The Crown Estate

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