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Faray Marine Licence - Pre-Application Consultation

We held a consultation event on Thursday 4 March 2021 on proposals to install a new extended slipway and landing jetty at the south end of Faray, in the North Isles.

We recently held pre-application consultation for a proposed six-turbine council-owned wind farm in Faray. The project is part of the wider ‘Orkney’s Community Wind Farm Project’ which also includes proposed developments at Quanterness in St Ola and at Wee Fea in Hoy.

With the existing slipway to the island in a dilapidated condition, improved access to the island would be required for any future development, as well as for general ongoing access.  A landing jetty would also be required for the delivery of large components.

An Environmental Impact Assessment for the Faray project will cover both the wind farm proposals and the extended slipway/landing jetty. However, as the marine structures are below mean high-water spring, a Marine Licence Application has to be submitted to Marine Scotland for the structures – which required a separate pre-application consultation process.

The event provided an opportunity for members of the public and interested parties to provide feedback to the project team in advance of a Marine Licence Application being submitted. The presentation covered a description of the proposals as well as information on the potential impacts that have been taken into consideration.

Although the consultation is now closed, full project information is still available from the Related Downloads section of this webpage and includes:

Further queries can be directed to Kirsty Groundwater, Project Officer (Communications and Engagement)




School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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