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Energy Policy WIND1

Developments requiring authorisation, that are in or could affect sites held under a lease or an agreement for lease that has been granted by The Crown Estate for development of an offshore wind farm (OWF), should not be authorised unless:

  1. they can clearly demonstrate that they will not compromise the construction, operation, maintenance, or decommissioning of the OWF
  2. the lease or agreement for lease has been surrendered back to The Crown Estate and not been re-tendered
  3. the lease or agreement for lease has been terminated by the Secretary of State
  4. in other exceptional circumstances

Policy Considerations

  1. Developments should not compromise the construction, operation, maintenance or decommissioning of an offshore wind farm or falls under condition d of WIND1. Therefore, it may be beneficial for a proponent to provide written confirmation from the relevant lease or agreement for lease holder to demonstrate that the lease site will not be compromised.
  2. The Crown Estate holds information on the boundaries and owners of OWF lease and agreement for lease areas.
  3. Proponents may wish to contact lease holders in order to ascertain the developments future requirements and agree mitigation to ensure compliance with this policy.

This plan policy references the following data sources:

Please contact the owner for the most up-to-date data for your decision-making activities.