Onshore wind 1: Onshore wind in Scotland

Onshore wind 1: Onshore wind in Scotland

10 May 2017, 11:00 - 12:30



This panel will open with an overview from the Scottish Government on their onshore wind policy before moving into a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Chair: Prof Peter Clive, Senior Scientist, Wood Group-clean energy (formerly SgurrEnergy)

Scottish government’s onshore wind policy
Debbie Kessell, Onshore Wind Policy Advisor, Scottish Government

Followed by a panel discussion on 'Turbine size in Scotland’s landscape', involving:

  • Brendan Turvey, Policy Manager – Renewables, Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Paul Macrae, Associate Landscape Planner, LUC
  • Marc van Grieken, Director, MVGLA
  • Joe Somerville, Principal Consultant, RSK Environment
  • James Welch, Director, OPEN (Optimised Environments)
  • David Bell, Director, JLL
  • Jim Knight, Lead Officer Natural Heritage, Planning and Regulatory Services, Scottish Borders Council
  • Carol Anderson, Landscape Architect, Carol Anderson Landscape Associates


Programme subject to change



  • Prof Peter Clive


    Senior Scientist

    Wood Group-clean energy (formerly SgurrEnergy)

  • Debbie Kessell


    Onshore Wind Policy Officer

    Scottish Government

    Debbie is the Onshore Wind Policy Advisor for the Scottish Government, having recently produced the draft Onshore Wind Policy Statement, she brings...

  • Carol Anderson


    Landscape Architect

    Carol Anderson Landscape Associates

    Carol Anderson is a Chartered landscape architect who has undertaken landscape capacity studies wind energy development in Scotland for Scottish...

  • David Bell




    David Bell is a Director and Head of Planning for JLL in Scotland.  David has over 26 years of experience of planning and development in the UK and...

  • Jim Knight


    Lead Officer Natural Heritage

    Scottish Planning Borders Council

    Jim is a chartered landscape architect having qualified at the University of Newcastle in 1981.  He has been advising Council planners for almost 25...

  • Paul Macrae


    Associate Landscape Planner


    Paul Macrae is a Chartered Landscape Architect with fifteen years’ experience in a range of landscape planning and assessment projects.  He is...

  • Joe Somerville


    Principal Consultant

    RSK Environment

    Joe is an environmental consultant and archaeologist at RSK Environment Ltd, where he has worked on major onshore wind farm developments in Scotland...

  • Brendan Turvey


    Policy Manager - Renewables

    Scottish Natural Heritage

    Brendan has worked for SNH on renewables for over 10 years and is focused on policy relating to onshore wind, hydro and solar.  He has managed the...

  • Marc van Grieken



    MVGLA Ltd

    Marc is a landscape architect, Fellow of the Landscape Institute and owner of MVGLA. He is a member of Architecture & Design Scotland’s Design Forum,...

  • James Welch



    Optimised Environments (OPEN)

    James Welch is a Landscape Architect/ Environmental Planner and is a Fellow of the Landscape Institute.  He is a founding Director of Optimised...

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