First Flight Wind Ltd Scoping Consultation
In March 2014, First Flight Wind Ltd, a consortium of B9 Energy, RES Offshore and DONG Energy, submitted an Offshore Scoping Report to the Department of Environment and requested a Scoping Opinion under 13(1) of The Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007 (as amended) for a proposal to construct and operate an offshore wind farm of up to 600 MW off the coast of County Down.
The Offshore Scoping Opinion aims to set out the methodologies and issues to be addressed through the Environmental Impact Assessment, which First Flight Wind Ltd will provide to the Department. along with a formal application for a marine licence. Following a 28 day consultation period, an Offshore Scoping Opinion was duly provided by the Department to First Flight Wind Ltd in May 2014 Download the document here: Offshore Scoping Opinion (1.64MB)
First Flight Wind also undertook a separate public consultation on the Offshore Scoping Report. Further information on this consultation can be found on their website: www.firstflightwind.com/offshore-scoping-report
Consultation on fixed monetary penalties.
Draft legislation to introduce fixed monetary penalties for the enforcement of byelaws protecting Marine Conservation Zones and European Marine Sites.
You are invited to respond to this consultation by no later than 5th September 2014.
Download the document here: Fixed Monetary Penalties Consultation (566KB)
Draft guidance on selection and designation of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) in the Northern Ireland inshore region.
The consultation on the ‘Draft guidance on selection and designation of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) in the Northern Ireland inshore region’ closed on 31st January 2014. The Department wishes to thank those who responded. A summary of responses received by the Department is available to download below:
Draft strategy for Marine Protected Areas in the Northern Ireland Inshore Region
The consultation on the ‘Draft Strategy for Marine Protected Areas in the Northern Ireland Inshore Region’ closed on 30 September 2013. The Department wishes to thank those who responded. A summary of responses received by the Department is available to download here:
Further information on marine issues:
Marine Strategy Framework Directive