We support the development and installation of all renewable energy technologies and recognise the significant contribution that they can make towards tackling climate change. We view climate change as the single greatest threat to the natural heritage and we strongly support measures to reduce carbon emissions.
This guidance aims to help applicants, installers and planning authorities to consider the impacts of micro-renewable energy proposals on the natural heritage without the need to consult with us directly. The guidance seeks to promote a consistent and proportionate level of assessment, but ultimately it is for the Local Planning Authority (LPA) to determine what is required. In some locations this may differ from what we suggest.