Planning and noise

Environmental Health has published guidance for planning applications involving small wind turbines. The guidance sets out a method for predicting the noise impact from small wind turbines in Shetland. The department has also created a calculator which can be used to create an acceptable small wind turbine noise impact assessment.

The guidance and calculator can be found using the following link:

Small Wind Turbine Noise Guidance

Environmental Health has produced a calculator which can be used to show if a proposed Air Source Heat Pump will comply with the permitted development noise limits described in MCS 020 Planning Standard.

Air Source Heat Pump Noise Calculator

If you require further advice please contact Environmental Health.

Further information and guidance about Planning and Noise can be found in Scottish Government PAN 1/2011: Planning and Noise