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Visual representation

We published revised guidance on the Visual Representation of wind farms in December 2014. This replaces the previous version published in July 2014. View a summary  PDF document  of the main changes and an update on the digital viewer.  Alongside the main guidance document we also published:

You can download the main figures contained in the guidance here:

Training for practitioners

We ran a training course for practitioners on the 23rd of October at Battleby. We plan to run further training for Planning Authorities in due course. In the meantime, the slides for the training course are available here:

Grace period

We recognise that baseline photography is expensive and that it is often captured well in advance of the submission of an Environmental Statement. As a result, we have agreed a grace period of 6 months from the publication of this guidance in which visualisations produced under the old guidance can still be submitted. After January 2015 we expect all visualisations to comply with the new standards. See the frequently asked questions for more information.

Consultation process

We consulted on a draft version of the guidance in summer 2013. You can view the consultation responses and a summary of these here:

Frequently asked questions

We have made quite a few changes from the 2006 version of this guidance. Please refer to the list of frequently asked questions  PDF document    which explain some of these.

Further information

For further information or to send feedback on the guidance please contact Brendan Turvey on 01738 458622


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