Wind turbine exclusion explained
"The 2km separation distance comes from the Scottish Planning Policy. The 2km distance is the separation distance between areas of search and the edge of cities, towns and villages; it is to guide developments to the most appropriate sites and to reduce visual impact. It can also be used in dealing with visual impact from individual turbines.
June 21, 2012
in Montrose Review
Angus Council's infrastructure services committee considered a report on renewable energy when it met on Thursday.
The report attempted to clarify controversy over the ‘two-kilometre' separation distance in relation to the siting of wind turbines.
It states: "The one major area of contention is the reference to a 2km separation distance in relation to potential visual impact and residential amenity.
"There appears to be confusion from both members of the public and the development industry as to what this actually means; with an interpretation ranging from thinking that it means a blanket ban on wind turbines within that distance from the edge of... [continue via Web link]