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Drop-in session on wind energy guidance

Press release   •   Oct 11, 2016 09:32 BST

A drop-in session will be held next week as part of Moray Council’s consultation on its draft onshore wind energy policy guidance.

It will take place at New Elgin Hall on Monday, October 17 from 3pm to 8pm when planning officers will be on hand to answer any questions.

The council’s planning and regulatory services committee agreed to a nine-week consultation early last month and any representations should be submitted by 5pm on Monday, November 14.

The guidance aims to set out:

  • The council’s approach to considering and determining planning applications and for making observations on development proposals to the Scottish Government
  • Information requirements and issues to be addressed at pre-application and application stages
  • The council’s overall strategy for wind turbine development, including spatial framework and detailed policy guidance maps for three typologies of turbine development
  • Links to the extensive range of detailed guidance produced by the council and consultees, and contact details

The guidance can be viewed at

Representations can be e-mailed to or posted to Development Plans, Development Services, Moray Council, PO Box 6760, Elgin IV30 9BX.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.