Planning for Renewable Energy
Renewal energy - solar power, wind power or other renewable energy provision - requires specialist planning knowledge. AAH Planning Consultants are specialists within the renewable energy sector, with extensive work completed on wind, solar and biomass developments. We are able to combine the planning and environmental expertise of our consultants to provide solutions for small and large scale renewable energy developments. We are able to assist at all stages through the planning process, however professional assistance from the outset of a project ensures that we can provide the best advice for our clients. We have successfully worked with projects of all sizes, from small scale PV sites and single turbines to solar and wind farms.
Planning services in this area include:
- A desktop study to ascertain the viability of a site for renewable energy and provide guidance on the best technology solutions for the site
- Site visit to assess the surrounding environment
- Initial liaison with the Statutory Consultees and Local Planning Authority
- Undertaking community consultation, when required
- Provision of all supporting documents, including Environmental Impact Assessment professional guidance to mitigate against potential objections
For more information about the Renewable Energy Service or to speak to one of our planning consultants without obligation, please contact us.
We are able to provide supporting planning services for all aspects of solar power development, with experience in all scales of solar PV development. This includes large land based solar PV power plants to small scale developments within conservation areas or for listed buildings.
In terms of larger ground based projects, AAH Planning Consultants combine levels of expertise within the company to provide a complete support package of planning and environmental reports to address Environmental Impact Assessment requirements. Professional advice and guidance at the outset of a project ensures that initial site investigations and liaisons with the statutory authorities are carried out correctly. This also ensures parameters established with the council will best represent the scheme.
For small scale solar PV projects, the planning process is usually much simpler, with a focus on the impact the proposal would have upon the surrounding area, which can be mitigated through a considered planning statement and negotiations with the council.
We are able to provide planning services for all scales of wind power development. We have experience in delivering all scales of development from single small turbines to commercial wind farms. Our consultants can provide expert advice to ensure a proposal is best represented throughout the planning process. Initial appraisal works prior to undertaking a planning application allows the best guidance to be offered.
If you are a renewable energy business, please contact us to discuss how we can provide planning services to support your business.
In addition to wind and solar development, AAH Planning Consultants is able to provide professional planning support for other renewable energy projects including biomass, bio fuel and hydroelectric power.
We have developed relationships with key parties within the renewble sector. If you are a landowner looking to lease or sell land, a land agent, a turbine provider or wish to invest in renewables, we can link you to the relevant organisation.