This GIS Layer details the Flare Zones within the Highland Council Area. A Flare Zone is an administrative area referred to within the operations for Environmental Health. Flare is the Information Management System used within the Environmental Health Function of The Highland Council - this database is also known as CIVICA APP.
Areas of search (AoS) have been created using a multi-criteria analysis generated constraint map that shows a range of suitability for offshore wind energy locations. This constraint map is the product of overlaying and weighting 20 relevant layers in a GIS. From the least constrained/most suitable areas some broad zones are drawn. These broad areas are then refined into the AoS by investigating the geographic proximity to important offshore activities and issues. The activities considered to refine the footprint of the broad areas were: fishing, shipping, marine nature protected areas and oil and gas installations. These AoS will serve as guidance to developers and planners as to the most suitable sites for further offshore wind developments in Scottish waters. These sites provide a zone where developments will enjoy minimised obstacles to consenting and licensing whilst still benefitting from adequate resource and appropriate environmental conditions. These sites are recommended by Marine Scotland as places where the consenting and licensing process will be streamlined, expedient and efficient as the likely interactions to be encountered by developers have already been considered. Marine Scotland does not oblige developers to occupy these locations but to consider them as the most appropriate sites.
Indicative polygons showing the statutory limits of harbour authorities around Scotland, including competent harbour authorities with responsibilities under the Pilotage Act 1987. The dataset generally uses S57 attributes for fieldnames, see http://www.s-57.com/ for more details. The dataset is derived from a number of sources (listed in attributes) and likely to be incomplete. The boundary polygons are intended for illustrative purposes and are not legally definitive.
Data indicating the level of noise according to the strategic noise mapping of major rail sources within areas with a population of at least 250,000 people (agglomerations) and along Network Rail routes with more than 60,000 train passages per year. Lnight indicates night time annual average noise level results in dB, where night is defined as 2300 - 0700. This data is a product of the strategic noise mapping analysis undertaken to meet the requirements of the Environmental Noise Directive (Directive 2002/49/EC).
Data indicating the level of noise according to the strategic noise mapping of airport sources within areas with a population of at least 100,000 people (agglomerations) and airports with more than 50,000 (fifty thousand) air traffic movements per year. Lnight indicates night time annual average noise level results in dB, where night is defined as 2300 - 0700.This data is a product of the strategic noise mapping analysis undertaken to meet the requirements of the Environmental Noise Directive (Directive 2002/49/EC).
The areas the boundaries show relate to specially identified areas for hill farming.
Locations of licensed dredge spoil disposal sites in Scotland, indicated by polygons The spoil is usually as a result of navigational dredging (deepening of navigation channels) on the approaches to ports and harbours. These sites are designated as open (in use), disused (not used for at least 5 years) or closed (not used for at least 10 years or specifically closed).
These are the 5 animal health regions in Scotland. These are part of State Veterinary Service who are an executive agency responsible for delivering agreed services in public health and animal health and welfare within Great Britain (GB). SVS deliver on behalf of the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD) and work closely with them to help develop government policies that are both deliverable and focussed on outcomes, whilst being sensitive to the needs of those we deliver to.
Data indicating the level of noise according to the strategic noise mapping of consolidated sources (roads, railways, airports and industry) within areas with a population of at least 250,000 people (agglomerations). Lden indicates a 24 hour annual average noise level with separate weightings for the evening and night periods. This data is a product of the strategic noise mapping analysis undertaken to meet the requirements of the Environmental Noise Directive (Directive 2002/49/EC).
Onshore oil and gas licensing powers were devolved to Scottish Ministers on 9 February 2018. Onshore includes the marine area within territorial baselines. These datasets show onshore hydrocarbon fields, wells, and licensed blocks.