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PE1864: Increase the ability of communities to influence planning decisions for onshore windfarms

Petition summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to increase the ability of communities to influence planning decisions for onshore windfarms by:

  • adopting English planning legislation for the determination of onshore wind farm developments
  • empowering local authorities to ensure local communities are given sufficient professional help to engage in the planning process
  • appointing an independent advocate to ensure that local participants are not bullied and intimidated during public inquiries

Petitioner: Aileen Jackson on behalf of Scotland Against Spin

Status: Under consideration

Date published: 24 March 2021

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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration

SPICe Briefing

Written submissions

PE1864/A: Scottish Government submission of 1 June 2021

PE1864/B: Alec Kidd submission of 2 June 2021

PE1864/C: Christopher Shaw submission of 3 June 2021

PE1864/D: Helen Braynis submission of 3 June 2021

PE1864/E: Elaine Nisbet submission of 5 June 2021

PE1864/F: Victoria Boyle submission of 3 June 2021

PE1864/G: Iain Milligan submission of 4 June 2021

PE1864/H: John Logan submission of 4 June 2021

PE1864/I: Janet and Michael Holley submission of 4 June 2021

PE1864/J: Tracey Smith submission of 4 June 2021

PE1864/K: Matthew Reiss submission of 4 June 2021

PE1864/L: Jerry Mulders submission of 4 June 2021

PE1864/M: William Jackson submission of 5 June 2021

PE1864/N: Caithness West Community Council submission of 7 June 2021

PE1864/O: J W Ponton submission of 7 June 2021

PE1864/P: George Herraghty submission of 7 June 2021

PE1864/Q: Ian Miller submission of 7 June 2021

PE1864/R: Greta Roberts submission of 7 June 2021

PE1864/S: Sue Hall submission of 8 June 2021

PE1864/T: June and Ed Hall submission of 9 June 2021

PE1864/U: Alison Johnston submission of 9 June 2021

PE1864/V: Andrew Chadderton submission of 9 June 2021

PE1864/W: James Tanner submission of 9 June 2021

PE1864/X: Amanda Rofe submission of 9 June 2021

PE1864/Y: Howard and Grace Goldstein submission of 9 June 2021

PE1864/Z: Trevor Procter submission of 9 June 2021

PE1864/AA: Petitioner submission of 9 June 2021

PE1864/BB: Moraig Lyall submission of 9 June 2021

PE1864/CC: Angus Farquhar submission of 10 June 2021

PE1864/DD: Brian Johnstone submission of 10 June 2021

PE1864/EE: Elaine Procter submission of 10 June 2021

PE1864/FF: Hazel Appleton submission of 10 June 2021

PE1864/GG: Peter Dunn submission of 10 June 2021

PE1864/HH: John Edmondson submission of 10 June 2021

PE1864/II: Petitioner submission of 11 June 2021

PE1864/JJ: Rosemary Milne submission of 11 June 2021

PE1864/KK: Elinor Ross submission of 11 June 2021

PE1864/LL: Alan Cairns submission of 11 June 2021

PE1864/MM: Celia Hobbs submission of 11 June 2021

PE1864/NN: Rachel Connor submission of 11 June 2021

PE1864/OO: Brian Bell submission of 11 June 2021

PE1864/PP: Ronald and Irene Bain submission of 11 June 2021

PE1864/QQ: Chris Fawcett submission of 11 June 2021

PE1864/RR: Jane Dickson submission of 12 June 2021

PE1864/SS: John Chapman submission of 12 June 2021

PE1864/TT: Fiona Ainslie submission of 12 June 2021

PE1864/UU: Alison Chapman submission of 12 June 2021

PE1864/VV: Rowland Shallcross submission of 12 June 2021

PE1864/WW: David Scott submission of 13 June 2021

PE1864/XX: Patricia Brander submission of 13 June 2021

PE1864/YY: Alison and Paul Garrod submission of 13 June 2021

PE1864/ZZ: James Taylor submission of 13 June 2021

PE1864/AAA: Bob Chicken submission of 13 June 2021

PE1864/BBB: Simon Arnold submission of 13 June 2021

PE1864/CCC: Norrie McLeod submission of 13 June 2021

PE1864/DDD: Lorna McClean submission of 13 June 2021

PE1864/EEE: Lyndsey Ward submission of 13 June 2021

PE1864/FFF: Dr Guy Vernham submission of 13 June 2021

PE1864/GGG: Elizabeth and Ian Richardson submission of 13 June 2021

PE1864/HHH: Frank Hay submission of 13 June 2021

PE1864/III: Mary Young submission of 13 June 2021

PE1864/JJJ: Chris Walsh submission of 13 June 2021

PE1864/KKK: Kathrin Haltiner submission of 14 June 2021

PE1864/LLL: Stephen Mardon submission of 14 June 2021

PE1864/MMM: Mrs S McKenzie submission of 14 June 2021

PE1864/NNN: Moscow and Waterside Community Council submission of 14 June 2021

PE1864/OOO: Margaret Addo submission of 14 June 2021

PE1864/PPP: John Scott submission of 14 June 2021

PE1864/QQQ: Jim Pratt submission of 14 June 2021

PE1864/RRR: H Menhinick on behalf of Dailly Community Council submission of 14 June 2021

PE1864/SSS: Gladys Speirs submission of 14 June 2021

PE1864/TTT: Gilian Macpherson submission of 14 June 2021

PE1864/UUU: Fiona Clubb submission of 14 June 2021

PE1864/VVV: David Slater submission of 15 June 2021 

PE1864/WWW: Geraldine Hamilton submission of 16 June 2021

PE1864/XXX: Celia Strain submission of 16 June 2021

PE1864/YYY: Alistair Buckoke submission of 17 June 2021

PE1864/ZZZ: Bruce Hobbs submission of 17 June 2021 

PE1864/AAAA: Joy Kendall submission of 22 June 2021

PE1864/BBBB: Charmaine Dean and Stewart Baillie submission of 23 June 2021

PE1864/CCCC: Tim Harrison submission of 23 June 2021

PE1864/DDDD: Marion Lang submission of 27 June 2021

PE1864/EEEE: Nigel A R Willis submission of 28 June 2021

PE1864/FFFF Keith and Margaret Mycock submission of 26 July 2021

PE1864/GGGG: Sandra Cunliffe submission of 20 July 2021

PE1864/HHHH: Roger Hissett submission of 26 July 2021

PE1864/IIII: Brian Wade submission of 26 July 2021

PE1864/JJJJ: Graham Lang submission of 27 July 2021

PE1864/KKKK: Mr and Mrs Spratling submission of 28 July 2021

PE1864/LLLL: Peter A Kew submission of 28 July 2021