On 31 July, Crown Estate Scotland released a pre-launch summary of its seabed leasing process for commercial-scale offshore wind farms ahead of its full launch in October.
Near-final documentation released in the pre-launch includes some of the proposed steps and processes that are currently close to completion.
Detailed documents are available for developers upon request until 30 August 2019 to help them prepare ahead of the final launch of the leasing. Crown Estate Scotland is confident that these documents accurately reflect what the final documents will look like when it opens in October and as such this should allow the final process to run smoothly with shorter timescales.
The timeline stated in the document is as below:
- ScotWind leasing launch: October 2019
- Registrations: November 2019
- Deadline for ScotWind leasing applications: February – April 2020
- Applications decisions: May – July 2020