Small Scale Renewable Energy Technical Advice Note (TAN)
The Small Scale Renewable Energy Technical Advice Note (TAN) was approved for publication by Planning Committee on 10 February 2022.
The purpose of the TAN is to help applicants (householders, community organisations or local businesses) to make successful planning applications for small scale renewable energy schemes in the South Downs National Park (SDNP) as part of the drive to achieve zero carbon emissions.
For the purposes of this TAN, small scale renewable energy is defined as a proposal designed to serve an individual building i.e. ‘microgeneration’ (mainly covered by permitted development rights) or larger scale technology to serve multiple buildings and is part of a project designed and led by the local community.
The TAN is a material consideration that will be taken into account by decision makers at the Authority and the host authorities when determining planning applications for small scale renewable energy and associated development in the National Park.