Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) 6: Renewable Energy

6th October 2006

It is important that SPP6 links explicitly to complementary strategies, policies and targets for reducing demand and enhancing energy efficiency, since the current trend of increasing demand is otherwise likely to undermine progress to be achieved by renewables. We welcome the policy’s recognition of the potential range of renewable technologies and support the proposal to meet the 2020 target through a mix of these technologies. We are also pleased to see the policy’s recognition that renewables can provide more than just electricity, in particular its inclusion of heat at the small to medium scale.

However, the SPP does not answer a number of major concerns relevant to the task it sets local authorities…

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