Shoney Wind’s Beverley Walker was invited to the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA), to provide an update on the Marine Scotland Act 2010 and its implications for offshore renewables.
The focus of the Annual Scottish conference was ‘Environmental Issues in the Planning Regime’ with specialist talks from well qualified speakers. There were presentations on Strategic Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Assessment; Appropriate Assessments under the Habitats Directive and Environmental Human Rights for planners. Further talks were on Sustainable Development, and the Scottish Government’s “Hydro Nation”.
Access to Environmental Justice particularly in challenging planning and energy decisions was seen as a key issue at present with recent pronouncements by the Supreme Court.
Beverley regularly contributes to UKELA and her update on marine planning issues for Offshore Wind Farms was well received. A copy of the presentation is available here.