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Onshore Wind Policy Statement

Onshore Wind Policy Statement

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

ISBN: 9781786527462

This statement reaffirms the Scottish Government's existing onshore wind policy and seeks views on a number of issues relating to supporting the sector.

Executive Summary

We are publishing this draft statement, alongside the draft Energy Strategy. Onshore wind development is essential to Scotland’s transformation to a fully decarbonised energy system by 2050 and brings opportunities which underpin our vision to grow a low carbon economy and build a fairer society.


This statement reaffirms the Scottish Government’s existing onshore wind policy

set out in previous publications and seeks views on a number of issues related to

supporting the sector. It includes separate sections on key priority areas:

• Route to market

• Repowering

• Maximising our resources

• Barriers to deployment

• Protection for residents and the environment

• Community benefits

• Shared ownership