The Heritage Dimension of Commercial Renewable Energy Development in Planning

By DRP Archaeology, Hana Morel and Daniel Phillips

A review of renewable energy applications was commissioned to provide an initial overview of the consideration of heritage within the planning process for such applications. The research reviewed the BEIS Renewable Energy Planning Database (June 2020) with regard to heritage implications.

The research analysed a sample of 458 applications from England focusing on solar photovoltaics, energy from waste (EfW) incineration, biomass and wind (offshore and onshore).

The research was carried out by DRP Archaeology on behalf of Historic England.


Executive summary

  1. Introduction
    1. Pilot study on heritage and renewable energy planning
    2. Background
  2. Methods and methodology
    1. Research questions
    2. Research design and analysis
    3. Sample seclection
    4. Case study selection
    5. Design limitations, challenges and other considerations
  3. Analysis: renewable energy planning and heritage considerations
    1. Introduction
    2. Region-based and renewable energy planning applications
    3. Heritage consideration in renewable energy planning
    4. Decision making and heritage in renewable energy planning
  4. Reflections
  5. Future research opportunities and recommendations
  6. References

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 48


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