Public Consultation on the revised draft Wind Energy Development Guidelines
by Alison Fanagan, Alan Roberts, Jason Milne, Mark Thuillier
Published: December, 2019
Submission: January, 2020
Why are the 2006 Guidelines being revised?
It is considered necessary to update the Wind Energy Development Guidelines to reflect developments made since the 2006 Guidelines were published and to be responsive to future changes.
What are the main changes to the current Guidelines?
1. New noise standards
The permitted noise levels will take account of certain noise characteristics specific to wind energy projects. This includes tone, amplitude modulation and low frequency noise, and provide penalties for tonal noise and amplitude modulation, and a threshold for low frequency noise above specified limits.
What penalties apply for Special Audible Characteristics of Wind Energy Development Noise?
The proposed penalties to apply are set out in section 4.1 of Technical Appendix 1 - Special Audible Characteristics of Wind Energy Development Noise of the draft Guidelines. These include:
2. Setback distance
3. Automatic shadow flicker control mechanisms
4. Community consultation
5. Community dividend
How long does the consultation period last?
The consultation period will run for ten weeks and closes at 5pm on 19 February 2020. You can make a submission by email or to the following address:
It is envisaged that the revised Guidelines will be published during Q2 2020.
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