Date lodged: 9 May 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-08862 by Paul Wheelhouse on 4 May 2017, whether it will provide the information that was requested regarding providing a breakdown of the names of the individuals and organisations with whom informal discussions took place to shape the suggested locally co-ordinated approach.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 17 May 2017
Our informal discussions involved a number of public bodies, local authorities and members of the onshore wind industry. The organisations were not consulted on the content seen in the draft Onshore Wind policy Statement and cannot be assumed to be in approval of it, therefore it would be inappropriate to name them.
It must be stressed that this is a consultation and feedback both for and against the approach will be carefully considered before any further steps are taken.