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High Voltage Electricity Installations: A Planning Perspective

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High Voltage Electricity Installations: A Planning Perspective

Stephen Andrew Jay

ISBN: 978-0-470-03092-9 September 2014 352 Pages

Description

The presence of high voltage power lines has provoked widespread concern for many years. High Voltage Electricity Installations presents an in-depth study of policy surrounding the planning of high voltage installations, discussing the manner in which they are percieved by the public, and the associated environmental issues. An analysis of these concerns, along with the geographical, environmental and political influences that shape their expression, is presented.
  • Investigates local planning policy in an area of the energy sector that is of highly topical environmental and public concern
  • Covers the planning of high-voltage installations, and formulation of local authority policies on high-voltage installations across England and Wales
  • Features a number of case studies from both rural and urban areas, along with detailed analysis of these case studies

High Voltage Electricity Installations will be of interest to postgraduate students, academics and practitioners alike, in the fields of environmental science, environmental planning, environmental policy-making and developments in the energy sector. It will also appeal to electricity industry practitioners responsible for the planning of high voltage installations.

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Abbreviations used in the text.

Chapter 1. Introduction.

1.1 The development of high voltage systems.

1.2 Land-use planning relating to HVDT installations.

1.3 Local planning authorities and HVDT installations.

1.4 The formation of HVDT-related policy by LPAs.

1.5 Scope and organisation of the book.

Chapter 2. High-voltage Distribution and Transmission in England and Wales.

2.1 Introduction.

THE LAND-USE PLANNING OF HVDT INSTALLATIONS.

2.2 Consent Procedures for HVDT Installations.

2.3 The Electricity Act 1989.

2.4 Other Provisions Relating to Consent.

2.5 Environmental Impact Assessment.

2.6 Safety Standards and Draft EMF Circular.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF HVDT INSTALLATIONS.

2.7 Perspectives on the Environmental Effects of HVDT.

2.8 Corporate Environmental Reports.

2.9 Environmental Statements for Proposed Projects.

2.10 Industry Planning Guidelines.

2.11 CIGRE Papers.

2.12 Electricity Industry Perspectives on the Effects of HVDT.

2.13 Conclusion.

Chapter 3. The Development Plan System in England and Wales.

3.1 Introduction.

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN SYSTEM.

3.2 Development plans from 1947 to 1991.

3.3 Development plans since 1991.

THE EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS IN DEVELOPMENT PLANS.

3.5Procedures for consultation and participation in plan-making.

3.6 The role of different interests in plan-making.

3.7 Conclusion.

Chapter 4. An Approach to the Analysis of HVDT-related Policy.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 A framework for the empirical study of HVDT-related policy.

4.3 Study of HVDT-related policy across England and Wales.

4.4 Localised study of HVDT-related policy.

4.5 Combining results.

Chapter 5. HVDT-related Policy across England and Wales.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Development plan processes with HVDT-related policy.

5.3 HVDT-related policy concerns.

5.4 HVDT-related policy and aspects of DPPs.

5.5 Geographical distribution of HVDT-related policy.

5.6 Patterns in HVDT-related policy.

5.7 Case study selection.

5.8 Conclusion.

Chapter 6. Case Studies (1): Urbanised Areas.

6.1 Introduction.

SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL.

6.2 Introduction.

6.3 Articulation of polic.

6.4 Key policy issues.

6.5 Conclusion.

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL.

6.6 Introduction.

6.7 Articulation of policy.

6.8 Key policy issues.

6.9 Conclusion.

NEWHAM COUNCIL.

6.10 Introduction.

6.11 Articulation of policy.

6.12 Key policy issues.

6.13 Conclusion.

Chapter 7. Case Studies (2): Rural Areas.

7.1Introduction.

TYNEDALE COUNCIL.

7.2Introduction.

7.3Articulation of policy.

7.4 Key policy issues.

7.5Conclusion.

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL .

7.6 Introduction.

7.7 Articulation of policy.

7.8 Key policy issues.

7.9 Conclusion.

SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY.

7.10 Introduction.

7.11 Articulation of policy.

7.12 Key policy issues.

7.13 Conclusion.

Chapter 8. Case Studies (3): Town-Rural Areas.

8.1 Introduction.

REDCAR & CLEVELAND BOROUGH COUNCIL.

8.2Introduction.

8.3 Articulation of policy.

8.4 Key policy issues.

8.5 Conclusion.

MENDIP DISTRICT COUNCIL.

8.6 Introduction.

8.7 Articulation of policy.

8.8 Key policy issues.

8.9 Conclusion.

AYLESBURY VALE DISTRICT COUNCIL.

8.10 Introduction.

8.11 Articulation of policy.

8.12 Key policy issues.

8.13 Conclusion.

BRIDGEND COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL.

8.14 Introduction.

8.15 Articulation of policy.

8.16 Key policy issues.

8.17 Conclusion.

Chapter 9. Analysis of the Case Studies.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Cross-case analysis.

9.3 Policy themes.

9.4Comparison of the policy themes.

9.5 ‘No HVDT-related policy’ authorities.

9.6 Conclusion.

Chapter 10. The Formation of HVDT-related Policy.

10.1 Introduction.

COUNTRYSIDE PROTECTION.

10.2 Rural and designated areas.

10.3 Established HVDT installations in the landscape.

10.4 Current HVDT developments: heightened concerns.

10.5 Environmental priorities.

10.6 Policy content.

10.7 Policy support.

RESIDENTIAL AREA PROTECTION.

10.8 Sensitive residential areas.

10.9 Public health and safety.

10.10 Amenity.

10.11 Policy measures.

ENCOURAGING REGENERATION.

10.12 Regeneration potential and HVDT installations.

Chapter 11. Conclusions.

11.1 A generalised process of HVDT-related policy formation.

11.2 The protection of local environmental quality.

11.3 Future directions in HVDT-related policy formation.

11.4 Recommendations.

11.5 HVDT installations in the local environment.

References.

Appendix.

Index.

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