List of Abbreviations

AuthorWilliam Webster

List of Abbreviations

AEoI adverse effects on integrity

ALARP As Low As Reasonably Practicable
ALC Agricultural Land Classification
AONB Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
BMV best and most versatile
CantCC Canterbury City Council
CCC Committee on Climate Change
CCTV closed-circuit television
CfD Contracts for Difference
CHP combined heat and power
CIL Regulations Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010

(SI 2010/948)

CO2 carbon dioxide
dB decibel
DBEIS Department for Business, Energy & Industrial


DCO development consent order
DECC Department of Energy and Climate Change
DEFRA Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs DNS Developments of National Significance
DUKES Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2020 EIA Environmental Impact Assessment

EIA Directive Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment
EMF electric and magnetic field
ES Environmental Statement
EU European Union
ExA Examining Authority
FEPA licence Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 licence FiT feed-in tariff

xxii Renewable Energy from Wind and Solar Power

GPDO Town and Country Planning (General Permitted
Development) (England) Order 2015 (SI 2015/596)

GREAT Graveney Rural Environment Action Team
GW gigawatt
GWh gigawatt hour
Habitats Directive Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora
Habitats Regulations

Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/1012)

HGV heavy goods vehicle
Hornsea Project Three Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm
HRA Habitats Regulations 2017 Assessment
ICNIRP International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation


IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change KCC Kent County Council
KJ kilojoule
km kilometre
km2square kilometre
kV kilovolt
kW kilowatt
kWh kilowatt hour
KWT Kent Wildlife Trust
LBD limits to built development
LCA Landscape Character Area
LCRS low carbon and renewable sources
LCT Landscape Character Type
LP South Downs Local Plan 2014–2033
LPA local planning authority
m metre m2 square metre
mm millimetre

MBC Maidstone Borough Council
MBLP Maidstone Borough-Wide Local Plan MCS Microgeneration Certification Scheme MMO Marine Management Organisation MW megawatt

MWh megawatt hour

NATS National Air Traffic Services
NFDC New Forest District Council

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