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Online renewables planning advice

Components of the Scottish Government’s on-line advice about onshore wind turbines remain relevant and now support Scottish Planning Policy except for passages referring to ‘spatial framework’, ‘spatial planning’ and ‘areas of search’ which are now out-of-date.

Meantime, the following on-line resource can be used in support of development planning and development management.

For the avoidance of doubt on-line advice about the process for preparing spatial frameworks for wind farms is a resource that has been removed.

No decision has been taken about when updated advice will be published.

Hagshill Onshore wind turbines (First published February 14, 2011 updated February 14 & 25, 2011, August 5, 2011, January 27, 2012, March 14, 2012 , May 02, 2012, August 28, 2012, October 24, 2012, July 17, 2013 December 2013 and last updated May 28, 2014)

Wind Farm Developments On Peat Land (Published June 2011)

Hydro schemes (First Published February 14, 2011, Updated February 22, 2011, July 11, 2012 and last updated December 12, 2013)

Woody biomass (First published February 14, 2011, updated July 11, 2012 and last updated July 17, 2013)

Ayton Green House Landfill gas (First published February 14, 2011 and last updated February 21, 2011 )

Energy from waste (First published February 14, 2011 and last updated February 21, 2011)

Anaerobic digestion (First published February 14, 2011 and last updated February 21, 2011)

Deep geothermal (First published February 14, 2011; updated February 18, 2011 and last updated March 7 2012)

Crichton Castle 08Large photovoltaic arrays (Published February 2011)

Energy storage (Published February 2011 and updated July 17, 2013 and last updated December 12, 2013)

Microgeneration (First published May 1, 2012, updated May 15, 2012 and last updated March 4, 2013)

Planning and Heat (Published May 2013, updated October 12, 2015)

Onshore wind turbines
Title: Online renewables planning advice
Description: Online renewables planning advice
File: Updated 28 May 2014 [PDF, 245.8 kb: 28 May 2014]
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Wind Farm Developments On Peat Land
Title: Online renewables planning advice
Description: Online renewables planning advice
File: Wind Farm Developments On Peat Land [PDF, 16.7 kb: 21 May 2013]
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Hydro schemes
Title: Online renewables planning advice
Description: Online renewables planning advice
File: Updated December 2013 [PDF, 157.2 kb: 12 Dec 2013]
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Woody biomass
Title: Online renewables planning advice
Description: Online renewables planning advice
File: Woody biomass updated July 17, 2013 [PDF, 230.6 kb: 17 Jul 2013]
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Landfill gas
Title: Online renewables planning advice
Description: Online renewables planning advice
File: Landfill gas [PDF, 43.7 kb: 21 May 2013]
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Energy from waste
Title: Online renewables planning advice
Description: Online renewables planning advice
File: Energy from waste [PDF, 49.6 kb: 21 May 2013]
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Anaerobic digestion
Title: Online renewables planning advice
Description: Online renewables planning advice
File: Anaerobic digestion [PDF, 47.2 kb: 21 May 2013]
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Deep geothermal
Title: Online renewables planning advice
Description: Online renewables planning advice
File: Deep Geothermal update March 7, 2012 [PDF, 44.5 kb: 07 Mar 2012]
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Large photovoltaic arrays
Title: Online renewables planning advice
Description: Online renewables planning advice
File: Large photovoltaic arrays [PDF, 40.8 kb: 21 May 2013]
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Energy storage
Title: Online renewables planning advice
Description: Online renewables planning advice
File: Updated December 2013 [PDF, 110.0 kb: 12 Dec 2013]
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Microgeneration
Title: Online renewables planning advice
Description: Online renewables planning advice
File: Updated March 2013 [PDF, 186.4 kb: 04 Mar 2013]
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Local Authority Wind Assesement

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Title: Online renewables planning advice
Description: Online renewables planning advice
File: Wind assessement by local authority [PDF, 55.7 kb: 17 Apr 2014]
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Planning and Heat

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Title:Online renewables planning advice
Description:Online renewables planning advice
File:Updated October 12, 2015 [PDF, 636.6 kb: 27 Oct 2015]
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