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Closed – Stage 1 consultation for Rhiannon Wind Farm, an offshore wind farm proposal in the Irish Sea

Celtic Array Limited – a joint venture between Centrica Renewable Energy Limited and DONG Energy – has been awarded exclusive rights to seek consent to build and operate offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea Zone. Rhiannon Wind Farm (RWF) is the first offshore wind project proposal in the Irish Sea Zone.  At its closest

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Marine Planning Newsletter Issue 10

The latest Marine Planning Newsletter from the Marine Management Organisation can be downloaded from this link. (Please note if you are viewing this in the e-newsletter you will need to click on the title above to access a workable link).

Solway Firth Partnership Conference and AGM 2012

The Solway Firth Partnership Conference and AGM will be held on Friday 16 November at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries. John Thomson, Convenor of Southern Uplands Partnership, will provide the keynote address and the programme will include information about a wide range of coastal and marine initiatives  relevant to the local area. The conference is the SFP’s

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Irish Sea: Issues and Opportunities Workshop – 2nd November 2012, Liverpool

This free event is open to all with an interest in the Irish Sea. To register visit the events page At the inaugural conference of the Irish Sea Maritime Forum held in Belfast in June 2012 stakeholders suggested that an Irish Sea Issues and Opportunities discussion paper would be a useful early output for the Forum

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Isle of Man Marine Plan – Marine Developments Consenting Consultation

The Department of Infrastructure, Isle of Man, has launched a public consultation on the proposed consenting process for marine developments. This will form part of the Isle of Man Marine Plan which is being created to provide a strategic and integrated approach to the use of the marine environment taking into account economic, environmental and social issues. The new consenting

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North West Awards for Coastal Excellence 2012 – Results

The NW ACE 2012 were presented to winners by Professor Annie Worsley, Chair of the North West Coastal Forum, during our recent Delivering Sustainable Coasts conference in Southport. A summary of the winners and the Awards Powerpoint presentation can be downloaded below. For more information see the Current Projects page. 2012 winners: Awards Powerpoint:

Isle of Man Marine Plan – Statement of Public Participation

The Manx Government’s Department of Infrastructure has released a Statement of Public Participation to outline how and when interest groups and members of the public can have their say on formulation of the Isle of Man Marine Plan. Minister for Infrastructure, David Cretney MHK said ‘As a small Island nation, the role of the sea

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Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm – Geotechnical Investigation

DONG Energy will be carrying out a geotechnical investigation at the proposed Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm site from late August until mid-September. The aim of the investigation is to provide details about the structure of the seabed. It is a preliminary licensed study and does not pre-empt the pre-application process (see National Infrastructure

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Severn Barrage – back on the cards?

Following a meeting in July 2012 with former Welsh Secretary Peter Hain and the consortium Corlan Hafren, David Cameron has instructed ministers and staff to look again at the Severn Barrage. A previous scheme was rejected in 2010 by Chris Huhne, the then Energy and Climate Change Secretary, due to the projected cost of £34bn

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Closed – European Commission consultation on Ocean Energy

The European Commission’s DG Mare is running a consultation on Ocean Energy. Europe’s Integrated Maritime Policy aims to help Europe realise the potential of its marine and coastal resources by providing a framework for coordination of the different functions, uses and users of the seas and oceans and by promoting excellence in marine research, technology

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