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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-13753: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 10 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what opportunities there are for developers to coordinate wind farm re-powering proposals to maximise their climate and environmental benefits.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 23 January 2018

The recently published Onshore Wind Policy Statement promotes a coordinated approach amongst developers of new wind farms or repowering proposals to make more efficient use of land and supporting infrastructure. The goal is to minimise impacts on the environment and residents, while obtaining the greatest amount of renewable generation. We are keen to work with Scottish National Heritage and other bodies to develop this approach.