Wind farm development: Our approach

We support wind farms in the right locations. Our role is to help identify suitable sites and advise on applications.

The guidance we direct you to in this online guide can help developers to design and assess onshore wind farm proposals.

We strongly encourage a plan-led approach to wind farm development. To find out more, view our guidance on spatial planning for planning authorities. Developers and others involved in the planning process will also find it useful.

Read Spatial Planning for Onshore Wind Turbines – natural heritage considerations

Scottish Planning Policy

Scottish Planning Policy sets out Scottish Government policy on land use planning. It contains guidance on land use policy and spatial frameworks for wind farms.

Other renewable technologies

Learn about our approach to renewable energy development in general.


Brendan Turvey

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