Scottish Government Good Practice Principles for Shared Ownership of Onshore Renewable Energy Developments

This document is intended to be a valuable tool for developers, community members and groups, local authorities and other stakeholders involved in community involvement in the repowering of existing onshore wind sites.

The 2014 One Scotland Programme for Government  outlined the Scottish Government's commitment to securing the co-operation of energy developers to offer a stake in developments to communities as a matter of course. The Scottish Government believe shared ownership should become the standard, and are committed to working with industry, community groups and other stakeholders to ensure this becomes a reality. The good practice principles outlined in this good practice document are supported by further guidance and practical support to help stakeholders realise opportunities. The Scottish Government therefore expects to monitor progress not just against engagement and offers made, but against takeup. The good practice guide states that community groups and developers involved in shared ownership projects will have a joint responsibility to share successes and lessons learnt in relation to that progress.

Author: Scottish Government

Date: 11th November 2015 Date of publication

This item updates DCP section 26.531

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