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.
Glenlivet Mountain Bike Hub/Cafe
An exciting business opportunity has arisen to develop and expand the existing hub/café located near Tomintoul at the Glenlivet Mountain Bike track in the heart of The Cairngorms National Park on the Glenlivet Estate.
Crown Estate Scotland are looking for a business partner to run the Hub and deliver a welcoming and friendly environment providing refreshments and shelter for the riders and public visiting the mountain bike centre. See more in the brochure below.
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.
Nova Innovation Limited at Eas na Carraige Duibhe, Sound of Islay, Argyll and Bute
This notice is relating to the grant of rights to Nova Innovation Limited for a 3MW site for demonstration of their tidal turbine technology at Eas na Carraige Duibhe, Sound of Islay, Argyll and Bute.
The rights being granted at this stage are for an Option Agreement which will enable the developer to carry out an assessment of the site and consenting activities.
A Lease for development rights will not be awarded until all the necessary permissions are secured. The construction and deployment of the proposed technology will be subject to the statutory consenting regime, and an application for development consent will need to be submitted to the relevant authorities.
As part of the consenting process, the developer will need to undertake all statutorily required consultation with relevant stakeholders to assess the potential impact of the proposed development.
If you would like to make any observations in relation to this proposed Option Agreement, please write by 5 July 2019 to:
Notice relating to the grant of rights to Forthwind Ltd for a up to 30MW site for testing 2 wind turbines each greater than 12MW at Methil, Fife
Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management) intends to enter into negotiations with Forthwind Limited (“Forthwind”) in relation to an Option Agreement for a project for up to 2 turbines with maximum capacity of 30MW, in an area which overlaps with their existing Option Agreement. The test and demonstration application was received prior to 31 August 2018.
If the negotiations are concluded successfully, the intention is to enter into an Option Agreement. If awarded, the new Option Agreement would replace the existing Option Agreement that Forthwind holds off the Fife coast at Methil.
If you would like to make any observations in relation to this proposed Option Agreement, please write by 24 May 2019 to:
Sian Wilson Crown Estate Scotland (Interim Management) 6 Bells Brae Edinburgh EH4 3BJ
‘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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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