Consultation opens on onshore wind developments in Shetland

by Tom Morton -

Shetland Islands Council’s Planning Service has launched a 12-week consultation on guidance for proposed onshore wind energy developments. Its purpose is to:

• Provide developers with information and guidance on where, in principle, large-scale onshore wind energy developments and all associated infrastructure are likely to be acceptable

• Provide the criteria in which developments between 50KW and 20MW will be assessed

• Provide guidance for micro-turbine schemes

The guidance is available online at www.shetland.gov.uk/ldp along with the relevant forms for those who’d like to comment. Paper copies can also be viewed at the Council’s Planning offices at Grantfield in Lerwick.

The consultation will run till 5pm on 7th October 2013 – anyone requiring further information should contact the Development Plans team on 01595 744800.