RSPB Judicial Review of Offshore Consent
27 July 2016
In October 2014, Mainstream was granted consent by the Scottish Government to build the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Farm. NnG was set to become the first offshore wind farm in Scottish waters to provide clean electricity to Scottish homes – enough to power all the homes in Edinburgh. Subsequent to the grant of consent to NnG and 3 further offshore wind farms, the RSPB sought a Judicial Review to appeal the Scottish Ministers decision and this has been under consideration by Lord Stewart for some time. In July 2016, the outcome of the Judicial Review was released to favour the RSPB. Naturally, Mainstream, its equity partners and contractors are disappointed with this decision and the matter is now in the hands of the Scottish Ministers to appeal.