Heat Network Zone (HNZ) guidance

Statutory guidance to support local authorities to discharge their duties in relation to review, and possible designation, of Heat Network Zones. The guidance should be read alongside the Heat Network Zones and Building Assessment Reports (Scotland) Regulations 2023.


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This document is issued under Section 54(1) of the Heat Networks (Scotland) Act to provide statutory guidance to support local authorities to discharge specific duties in relation to review of areas that are likely to be particularly suitable for heat networks and the designation of Heat Network Zones.

This statutory guidance is to be used alongside the Excel file 'Heat Network Zone Proforma'.

This guidance should be read alongside the Heat Networks (Heat Network Zones and Building Assessment Reports) (Scotland) Regulations 2023.


Email: heatnetworks@gov.scot

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