Climate Change (Infrastructure Planning) (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Application) Order 2023

Closed 16 Feb 2024

Opened 8 Jan 2024


This consultation exercise is to provide an opportunity for comment on the proposed application of the Infrastructure (Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 (of Parliament) under the provisions of the Climate Change Act 2021, section 31. Consultation is required under Section 35.

Why your views matter

The purpose of this consultation exercise is to comply with the principles of the Council of Ministers Public Engagement and Consultation Principles (October 2017) and to provide an opportunity for the consideration of the proposals.

By way of background, the Department of Infrastructure has been pursuing the formulation of a set of secondary Regulations to be prepared under the provisions of the Marine Infrastructure Management Act 2016. The Department continues to progress with this work, including undertaking consultation on those principles, and it is hoped they will be fully enacted following Tynwald in July 2024.

The Department granted an Agreement for Lease to the then DONG Energy (now Orsted, and the Mooir Vannin Offshore Wind Farm) in 2015.

As part of the pre-application requirements, and to inform its application, Orsted needs to seek a request for Scoping Opinion from the Department. The proposed regulations will enable this initial step in the process to proceed whilst work continues on finalising the regulations under the Marine Infrastructure Management Act 2016.

Responding to this consultation

You can respond to this consultation online by clicking on the 'Online Survey' link below. Alternatively you can download a paper version of this consultation in the 'Related' section below and email it to or post it to:

Ian Brooks
Legislation and Policy Officer
Central Support and Change Division
Department of Infrastructure
Sea Terminal
Isle of Man

What happens next

Once all of the responses have been collated, the draft Regulations as part of the Application Order will be finalised and ready to be signed on behalf of the Council of Ministers. The Regulations as part of the Application Order need to be approved by Tynwald before they can be fully enacted.


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