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Visual representation guidance

View guidance on producing visualisations for the landscape and visual assessment of onshore and offshore wind farm proposals.

Our guidance on visual representation of wind farms is designed to help developers produce visualisations which are easy to understand and which can be verified.  All applications which require an environmental impact assessment should include visualisations which comply with the standards set out in the guidance:

See the main figures from the guidance:

Visual representation training

We run occasional training for practitioners and planning authorities, using the training slides below:


Brendan Turvey
Telephone: 01738 458 622
Email: [email protected]