Extending Permitted Development Rights for Domestic Wind Turbines and Air Source Heat Pumps: Analysis of Consultation Responses

DescriptionThe report summarises the results of a consultation (issued on 5 February 2010 and closed on 30 April 2010) on proposals to expand the scope of permitted development (PD) for micro wind turbines (MWT) and air source heat pumps (ASHP) under classes 6G and 6H of the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO).
ISBN978 0 755995479
Official Print Publication DateSeptember 2010
Website Publication DateSeptember 10, 2010

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Graham U'ren
Dundas & Wilson CSLLP

ISBN 978 0 7559 9547 9 (Web only publication)
ISSN 0950 2254
DPPAS 10500

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This Report is accompanied by a Research Finding

CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background
1.2 Summary of the proposals
1.3 Objectives and methods
1.4 Profile of respondents

2 GENERAL ISSUES
2.1 Overview
2.2 Noise
2.3 Birds and bats
2.4 Use of Microgeneration Certification Scheme
2.5 Air traffic control and air defence
2.6 Archaeology
2.7 Turbine size
2.8 Other issues

3 RESPONSES TO QUESTIONS
3.1 PD in areas designated for their natural and built heritage values
3.2 General conditions which rely on interpretation
3.3 Micro Wind Turbines
3.4 Anemometry
3.5 Air Source Heat Pumps
3.6 PD Rights in combination - possible cumulative effects
3.7 Partial Equalities Impact Assessment ( PEqIA)
3.8 Regulatory Impact Assessment ( RIA)

ANNEX 1 - GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

ANNEX 2 - LIST OF RESPONDENTS

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.