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Technical Advice Note (TAN) 8: renewable energy (2005)

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Guidance on land use planning with relation to renewable energy.

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 8: planning for renewable energy (2005) provides advice on:

  • renewable energy and planning
  • onshore renewable energy technologies
  • design and energy
  • implications for development plans
  • development control
  • monitoring.

Since the publication of TAN 8: planning for renewable energy there have been some policy and legislative changes. Annex A of the Chief Planning Officers (CPOs) – publication of planning policy Wales edition 4, February 2011 - letter sets out these changes. It should be read alongside TAN 8.

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