Do I need planning permission for a wind turbine?
- Only one wind turbine is installed within the property boundary.
- The wind turbine is sited at least 100 metres from a neighbours garden.
- The wind turbine generated more than 50 kilowatts.
- Your property is NOT in a conservation area.
- The wind turbine is within the ground of a listed building.
Although planning permission may not be required you must obtain a certificate of lawfulness for your wind turbine.
What is required for a wind turbine planning application?
A planning application for a wind turbine should consist of the following information,
- OS based location plan
- Block plan
- Detailed information on your proposed wind turbine.
- Supplementary information as required for your specific project.
Your local architectural service provider or renewable energy specialist will be able to individually asses your specific requirements. Always use a professional.
Take a look at Do I Need Permissions planning permission Scotland guide for information on preparing and lodging a planning application.
How much does planning permission cost?
You should consult with your local planning department to find out how much the fee for your planning application will be, this fee is payable to your local council. You may be asked to pay additional fees for advertising your application, this happens when the planning department cannot find contact details for any neighbours that are require to be notified. This fee varies.
The fee for architectural drawings varies depending on your individual requirements.
How long does planning permission take?
Planning permission can take between 6-8 weeks for a decision. Your planning application can be refused if found to be unsuitable. A decision may take longer if your proposals are complex or further information is required.
Most council’s allow you to track the progress of your application on-line. You can also see if anyone has commented on your proposals. Visit Do I Need Permissions view planning applications in my area page.
If your planning application is refused you may have the right to appeal if you feel the reasons for refusal are not relevant or supported.
How long does planning permission last?
Planning permission is valid for 3 years from the date of approval, works should be started within this time period.[/tab]
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