Date lodged: 21 December 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how applications for proposed tidal lagoon developments that are not included in the national marine plan would be considered.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 10 January 2018
Within Scottish Waters, if a programme of commercial scale proposed tidal lagoon developments is identified that is not included in the National Marine Plan, Scottish Ministers would consider the need to produce a Sectoral Marine Plan, incorporating the relevant Strategic Environmental Assessment requirements and other relevant strategic assessment requirements. If an individual application for a proposed tidal lagoon development that is not included in the National Marine Plan is made, it would be considered in relation to relevant consenting and licensing procedures administered by Marine Scotland.