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Publication - Consultation Paper

Heat and energy efficiency strategies and district heating regulation: consultation

Published: 24 Jan 2017
Part of:
Energy, Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781786527479

Scottish Government consultation paper on local heat and energy efficiency strategies (LHEES) and regulation of district heating.

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Heat and energy efficiency strategies and district heating regulation: consultation
Footnotes

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Footnotes

1. These consultations are available at: www.gov.scot/consultation. Future consultations including on specific aspects of the SEEP programme will also be available here.

2. These consultations are available at: www.gov.scot/consultation. Future consultations including on specific aspects of the SEEP programme will also be available here.

3. The Scottish Government, (2015) 'Heat Policy Statement Towards Decarbonising Heat: Maximising the Opportunities for Scotland', p.2 See: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/06/6679

4. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-national-comprehensive-assessment-of-the-potential-for-combined-heat-and-power-and-district-heating-and-cooling-in-the-uk

5. Committee on Climate Change (October 2016) Next steps for UK heat policy, p.30 https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Next-steps-for-UK-heat-policy-Committee-on-Climate-Change-October-2016.pdf

6. www.gov.scot/heatmap

7. See http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Business-Industry/Energy/Action/lowcarbon/LCITP for details of projects supported and invitations for projects on particular themes such as the large-scale water source heat pump challenge and the transformational low carbon infrastructure demonstrator.

8. For details see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/heat-networks

9. Heat Trust, launched November 2015, sets a common standard in the quality and level of customer service that heat suppliers should provide their customers. Details at http://www.heattrust.org/

10. CP1; Heat Networks Code of Practice for the UK ( CIBSE) http://www.cibse.org/Knowledge/knowledge-items/detail?id=a0q200000090MYHAA2

11. See Scottish Planning Policy ( /publications/scottish-planning-policy) section on A Low Carbon Place for full text.

12. The 32 local authorities and two national park authorities make up the 34 local planning authorities in Scotland.

13. Under this scenario 'industry' is understood broadly to include a range of facilities that could supply heat to district heating. These include (but are not limited to) manufacturing plant, waste treatment, data centre, thermal generation of electricity and production of biogas and hydrogen. The diversity of issues relevant to this range would be explored in further policy development and consultation.

14. The Scottish Futures Trust (2015) 'Guidance on Delivery Structures for District Heating', http://www.districtheatingscotland.com/sites/default/files/SFT%20DH%20Delivery%20Structure%20Report%20%28v1%20-%2016%20Mar%2020015%29_0.pdf

15. Local authorities would also have powers to enforce this (see following text)

16. Scottish Government (2015) 'The Heat Policy Statement: Towards Decarbonising Heat: Maximising the Opportunities for Scotland' http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/06/6679

17. Under this scenario 'industry' is understood broadly to include a range of facilities that could supply heat to district heating. These include (but are not limited to) manufacturing plant, waste treatment, data centre, thermal generation of electricity and production of biogas and hydrogen. The diversity of issues relevant to this range would be explored in further policy development and consultation.

18. There may be a range of reasons why industrial plant cannot always locate on land identified for industrial uses within the development plan. It is for the planning authority to account for the material considerations identified and come to a view as to whether the development should be granted planning permission. However, where land is identified for industrial uses, planning applications for such uses on that land will generally be supported. We also recognise that not all industrial developments will be able to connect to a district heating network, for example in areas where there are no heat networks present, or where future development of heat networks would not be viable.

19. CP1; Heat Networks Code of Practice for the UK ( CIBSE) http://www.cibse.org/Knowledge/knowledge-items/detail?id=a0q200000090MYHAA2

20. See paragraph 15 and the www.districtheatingscotland.com website for further details.

21. For details see Baroness Neville-Rolfe's keynote speech from the Policy Exchange event 'The Heat Summit: How Can We Decarbonise Heating?' 14 December 2016. Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/baroness-neville-rolfes-speech-at-the-policy-exchanges-heat-summit

22. Committee on Climate Change (October 2016) Next steps for UK heat policy, eg p 8-9 https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Next-steps-for-UK-heat-policy-Committee-on-Climate-Change-October-2016.pdf

23. The Scottish Government (2016), 'Report of the Special Working Group on Regulation' http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00497892.pdf


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