Renewable energy Q & A DCP Section 26.5

This section discusses technologies such as onshore wind generation, hydro, photovoltaics, passive solar, biomass and energy crops, energy from waste (but not energy from mass incineration of domestic waste), landfill and sewage gas. The development control system has dealt with a large number of wind farm proposals and it is almost always the case that areas subject to high winds are also those of great scenic value, and reconciliation of this fundamental conflict is the subject of many of the cases described below. Detailed practice advice is now available in PPS22 Renewable Energy 2004 and this guidance contains a very detailed technical annex on the appropriate development of renewable energy schemes. Conventional power stations can be found at (26.4). Waste transfer depots and waste destruction/reclamation/recycling stations are at (25.4). Householder renewable energy schemes can be found in chapter 12 while other small-scale schemes at an existing use can be found in the section of the main use of the site.

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