Senior Associate Alastair Collin reports that Dumfries and Galloway Council have issued a draft Interim Planning Policy and Environmental Report on Wind Energy Development for consultation.

Alastair notes that the policy identifies areas where wind development is most likely to be favoured and adds that developers and landowners are strongly advised to consider the detail and assess how this may impact upon their future plans.

Comments are invited by 5pm on 22nd July 2011 and are to be directed towards: Development Planning, Planning and Environment Service, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Rae Street, Dumfries, DG1 1LW or by email to