What the current impact assessments don’t do is factor in the wider implications for wildlife and biodiversity on proposed large scale developments.
The Scottish Government is seeking views on their ambition for an additional 8-12GW of onshore wind to be installed in Scotland by 2030 to help it meet its net zero commitment.
“We must not let our islands fall behind in their ambitions to help tackle climate change due to delayed planning decisions.”
The traditional propeller wind turbines could be replaced in the future by a vertical design.
The scientists monitored the bats at 23 windfarms in the UK and compared that with similar locations where there were no turbines.
A planning application has been submitted by Orkney Islands Council for a six-turbine wind farm development at Wee Fea in Hoy.
The deadline for submitting comments to the Project Team is Monday 8 June 2020 at 12.00.
A video presentation is available to watch about the proposed Hoy Community Windfarm project.
A public consultation has opened so that views can be shared on the Community Wind Farm Project proposed for Hoy.
“Scottish Ministers will now be responsible for making the final decision on whether or not to grant planning permission for the project.”