Crown Estate Scotland has published its three-year plan setting out how it will manage sea, land and coastline for the benefit of Scotland’s communities and businesses, including supporting the growth of offshore renewable energy.
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Since being established in 2017, the organisation has fostered new ways of working with local and community partners, supported the growth of offshore renewables and helped develop new ways of farming land sustainably. In the first two years alone, Crown Estate Scotland also returned over £20 million to the Scottish Government for public spending.
The Plan launched earlier this month provides a blueprint for Crown Estate Scotland – operating under new legislation that focuses on sustainable development –to continue delivering wider value for Scotland. It includes investing £70 million over three years in commercial-scale offshore wind leasing, a new communities fund and raft of support for new ways of producing food on land and at sea.