Consultation on Review of Scottish Government’s suite of Good Practice Principles for Renewable Energy Developments

Closed 31 Jan 2019

Opened 30 Nov 2018

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The Scottish Government has a suite of Good Practice Principles as follows:

These documents have been widely adopted across the renewables industry, providing a practical guide for stakeholders to use.

Why We Are Consulting

We signalled our intention in the Scottish Energy Strategy and supporting Onshore Wind Policy Statement (published December 2017), to undertake a review of the suite of Good Practice Principles during 2018.

The starting position was not wholesale change as much of the documents remain relevant and valid. However, the review provided a good opportunity to enhance and amend some aspects to reflect lessons learned, and align with current and future investment conditions.

Although, we have undertaken stakeholder engagement and the review process was overseen by a Steering Group, this consultation is formally seeking views from a broad range of stakeholders that the revised documents will ensure that communities continue to benefit from renewable projects in a manner that is appropriate for the current and future context in which projects are developed.

Responses to the consultation will be used to inform the final version of the guidance.



  • People of Scotland


  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Energy