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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-13754: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 10 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how it will fulfil the commitment in its onshore wind policy to facilitate coordination between developers to maximise benefits of re-powering, including “more widely coordinated habitat restoration”.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 23 January 2018

The Scottish Government have started working with Scottish National Heritage and other agencies through the Interagency Group on Renewables to consider how we can better coordinate habitat restoration. We are developing proposals for a regional approach to habitat management which will increase the benefits from habitat management, reduce the costs to developers and deliver a more targeted approach. The Scottish Government and SNH aim to progress this approach in 2018-19.