This Interim Supplementary Guidance (SG) has been prepared under the provisions of Section 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, as amended by the Planning Etc. (Scotland) Act (2006), and Regulation 27 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Planning) (Scotland) Regulations (2008) on supplementary guidance.
This interim Supplementary Guidance (SG) provides the planning policy context for wind energy development; a spatial framework and spatial guidance; landscape character guidance; specific guidance on single and small wind turbine development; policy framework considerations; technical feasibility and site development information; guidance on how the cumulative impacts of wind energy will be assessed; and information on community energy and its benefits.
It is intended in the longer term that the guidance will form part of the development plan f or West Lothian which consists of the Strategic Development Plan for Edinburgh and Southeast Scotland (SDP) and the West Lothian Local Plan (WLLP). The WLLP is in the process of being replaced by the West Lothian Local Development Plan.