Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Study - Wind Turbines
The report was commissioned by the Council from consultants in order to provide evidence on the sensitivity and capacity of the landscape in Rutland to accommodate differing scales of wind turbine developments.
The main elements of the report include:
- An assessment of the suitability of the landscape character areas in Rutland to accommodate wind turbines;
- Maps showing the sensitivity and capacity each landscape character to accommodate different sizes and groupings of wind turbines;
- Guidance on assessing future planning applications for wind turbines, including landscape, visual and cumulative impacts, mitigation measures and form and siting of proposals.
The findings of the study have informed preparation of the supplementary planning document on wind turbine developments and future planning policies in the Council’s Local Plan.
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Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Study - Wind Turbines - September 2012
Consultation Statement - Updated October 2012