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New Bat Guidance for Onshore Wind Turbines

The new guidance ‘BATS AND ONSHORE WIND TURBINES: SURVEY, ASSESSMENT AND MITIGATION’ has been issued by SNH.

This guidance changes the requirements for bat surveys, assessment, mitigation and monitoring for onshore wind farm sites.  In particular, in provides a detailed risk assessment method to establish if turbine curtailment is required to mitigate bat mortaility from collision with blades.

Read our summary note of the key points that developers should be aware of for their projects.

Please see here for the link to the full SNH guidance: https://www.nature.scot/bats-and-onshore-wind-turbines-survey-assessment-and-mitigation