The visual impact of a wind farm is one of the major causes of concern for all current U.K. wind farm projects. Often visual impact is the single most important issue on which a planning application is judged. A fair and honest assessment of the visual impact of a wind farm demands the co-operation of the developer, the planning authority, the public, and other interested parties. Visual impact assessment also demands that each individual involved in the planning process make their own judgement, because it is inadequate for this issue to be decided by a single individual.

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Wind Energy Conversion 1992

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School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics