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Draft PPS18: Renewable Energy
Annex 1 Small Hydro: Planning Issues

E17. The development of hydro-electric power generation schemes should be achieved in a manner which is compatible with the many other uses to which a river is put. Early liaison between the developer, and the relevant statutory undertakers is essential to ensure that all statutory remits are met, and that proposals do not detract from the existing value and interest of the watercourse and its surroundings. There is some potential for environmental improvements through technical measures.
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