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S5W-08862: Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the publication of its document, Onshore Wind Policy Statement, which stakeholders have been consulted regarding a strategic approach to onshore wind.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 4 May 2017

Informal discussions helped shape the suggested locally co-ordinated approach that you can find in the draft Onshore wind Policy Statement, however only through our consultation will we know if these stakeholders are happy with the approach proposed as it has now been presented to stakeholders in its final form until publication. The statement is currently open for consultation until the 30 May. It is through the results of this formal consultation that the Scottish Government will proceed with or amend this approach and this is where our focus will now turn. All comments on this question and the consultation as a whole are encouraged.