Here you will find business opportunities and public notices regarding rural estates or developments on the foreshore and seabed. If you are interested in waters outside Scotland then see The Crown Estate's website here.
An opportunity has arisen to purchase Chipknowe Steading in Lockerbie. Chipknowe is a rural smallholding, extending to approximately 5.88 acres (2.38 hectares) and comprising a range of attractive traditional sandstone and modern agricultural buildings. Please download the brochure below for more information.
A recently-refurbished second floor suite of office accommodation located in the heart of Edinburgh's city centre, is now available to lease. Please direct enquiries to Stewart McMillan at Cushman & Wakefield in the first instance (firstname.lastname@example.org / 0131 222 4547).
We take a collaborative approach to the ocean energy sector.
In Scotland we have world class test and demonstration facilities which enable technology developers to install single or multiple machines in a variety of site conditions. To complement these, we offer the opportunity to access seabed for wave and tidal current projects of up to 30 MW. Applications can be made at any time until further notice.
Moray Offshore Windfarm (West) Limited option period extension
Crown Estate Scotland has entered into discussions with Moray Offshore Windfarm (West) Limited around an option period extension request related to the seabed rights for development of a wind farm in the Outer Moray Firth.
The discussions with Crown Estate Scotland cover seabed rights only. Planning consents are managed by the regulator, Marine Scotland, and Moray Offshore Windfarm (West) Limited have commenced the application process to Marine Scotland relating to this development.
The option period extension request is for a period of up to 5 years following receipt of the consents from Marine Scotland.
‘Acorn’ CO2 Storage area, including Atlantic & Cromarty and Goldeneye depleted gas field areas
Crown Estate Scotland has received a request from Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited to enter into a Lease Option Agreement (Option) for the storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) beneath an area of seabed in a deep subsurface saline aquifer including the Atlantic & Cromarty and Goldeneye depleted gas field areas. The request is to enable Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited to take forward the storage element of their proposed ‘Acorn’ Hydrogen and Carbon Capture and Storage Project. The Option, for a period of four years, is intended to provide some security over the site whilst the development and regulatory licensing process is being undertaken.
Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited will be required to make an application to the Secretary of State through the Oil & Gas Authority for a CO2 storage licence and Crown Estate Scotland intends to finalise the Option documentation within the regulatory timescale.
Crown Estate Scotland intends to grant an Option to Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited three calendar months after the date of this notice. If you would like to make any observations in relation to this proposed grant, please contact Tom Mallows, email@example.com.
29 June 2018
Forthwind project variation and option period extension
Crown Estate Scotland has entered into discussions with Forthwind Ltd around a project variation and option period extension request related to the seabed rights for development of a wind test and demonstration site close to the coastline of Methil in Fife.
The project change requested is to vary the existing technology plan which was for 2 x 6MW 2-bladed wind turbines to allow for a single 3 bladed wind turbine up to 14MW.
The option period extension request for the single turbine is for four years and would take the option to 15 September 2022.
The discussions with Crown Estate Scotland cover seabed rights only, planning consents are managed by the regulator, Marine Scotland, and Forthwind Ltd have had early engagement with Marine Scotland regarding next steps.
Crown Estate Scotland is a member of the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership (CMPP). Scottish Ministers have given the task of developing a Regional Marine Plan for the Clyde to the CMPP and its Public Authority members.
To find out more about the CMPP and the development of the Clyde Regional Marine Plan please visit the CMPP website. A Statement of Public Participation sets out a timetable for plan development and provides details of opportunities for engagement and participation with the development of the Regional Marine Plan. It also describes the stages of plan development and what these stages will involve, for example when consultations will happen. The SPP is available to read here.
To keep up to date with the CMPP and the development of the Clyde Regional Marine Plan, you can sign up to its newsletter here.