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Planning for renewable energy

Technical Advice Notes (Wales) 8

Planning for renewable energy

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Sustainability, Environment, Development & Planning


Technical Advice Notes (Wales)


Relates to the land use planning considerations of renewable energy, however UK and national energy policy provide its context. Discusses UK and Welsh energy policy; renewable energy and planning; offshore wind and other onshore renewable energy technologies; design and energy; implications for development plans; development control and monitoring.


Supersedes TAN 8: Renewable energy (WOF, 1996) and Renewable energy (July 2004). Consultation draft (NAW, 2004). Related to the following: Technical Advice Note (TAN) 8 database 2014 - review of wind farm development (Welsh Government, 2014); Limiting large scale wind farms to seven areas (Welsh Government, 2011) and Research: strategic search area (SSA) reassessment and validation (WAG, 2010).




Publisher History

Formerly the Welsh Office. The role of the National Assembly for Wales is to scrutinise and monitor the Welsh Assembly Government. Their publications include technical advice notes, circulars and policy documents on planning and the built environment.



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