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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-18124
Asked by: 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.

Current status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 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: .