The Scottish Government have released a consultation which concerns Permitted Development Rights (PDR). The phasing of the PDR programme is kept under review to ensure that it reflects – and helps to promote – wider Scottish Government objectives and priorities. In view of the cost and climate crisis, Phase 3 of the review is primarily focussed on PDR for domestic and non-domestic renewables equipment. This focus reflects the important role that such equipment can play in helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs for households and businesses. Linked to this, Phase 3 also considers PDR associated with the rollout of transmission and distribution infrastructure needed to support the expansion of renewables and to meet increasing demands for electricity.

You can view the consultation here – deadline for comments is 23 August.