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Visibility Studies for a New Wind Turbine on Burgar Hill

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Client: Burgar Hill Renewables
Date: 2009
Location: Scotland (UK)
This study looked at the visual impact of a new wind turbine on Burgar Hill in Orkney. Work undertaken included production of zones of theoretical visibility (ZTVs) for the proposed turbine and other existing and proposed turbines for cumulative impact assessment and the production of photo montages to compare the before and after views form key viewpoints.

The visual impact study also incorporated a landscape value and description methodology that looked at the landscape type and the distance that landscape was from the proposed turbine. Each landscape type was scored and in combination with the distance and visibility from the turbine each area of land that had a view of the turbine was scored.


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