Offshore Desperation

Today the Scottish Government boosted the subsidies for innovative offshore wind generation. A new band set at 2.5 ROCs is aimed at supporting generation from offshore test and demonstration sites deploying innovative, new to market turbines. The second new band set at 3.5 ROCs will be for pilot projects consisting Read more…

Wind Farm Visualisation

SAS has commented on the launch of consultation on SNH’s revised guidance on windfarm visualisation*. We haven’t see the new draft guidance yet but expect to make a detailed contribution. In the meantime the bible on this subject – and the reason why SNH is revising its guidance – is Read more…

Fiddling while Rome burns …

Today has seen Planning Minister Derek McKay launch the draft Scottish Planning Policy for “a further round of public consultation”. This was accompanied by a press release which appeared to promise a revamp of planning policy which would give much greater protection to wild land and people living near proposed Read more…