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Debates and questions

S5W-18124: Richard Lochhead (Moray)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 8 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government to what extent the impact of pylons or other infrastructure required to connect onshore renewables to the national grid infrastructure is taken into account when determining planning applications for wind farms.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 30 August 2018

The responsibility for dealing with planning applications generally rests with the relevant planning authority, which identifies the factors to be dealt with in determining a planning application.

Scottish Planning Policy paragraph 157 states that Local Development Plans should set out the factors to be taken into account in considering proposals for energy developments.

Scottish Planning Policy is available to download from the Scottish Government’s website: .