Visual impact assessment method for wind parks: a case study in Crete

Kokologos, D., Tsitoura, I., Kouloumpis, Viktor and Tsoutsos, Theocharis (2014) Visual impact assessment method for wind parks: a case study in Crete. Land Use Policy, 39 . pp. 110-120. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.03.014

Abstract

The number of large scale wind parks (WPs), has gradually increased over recent years as a result of the support by national and European policies. Even though it is a more environmentally friendly electricity generation option than conventional power stations, large WPs pose questions concerning their visual impact in the areas they are located. Particularly when there are no clearly defined siting criteria, land use conflicts are more intense, leading to the inhibition, and delaying, of wind park projects. I
n this paper, a methodology for the assessment of wind parks’ aesthetic integration, and for the support of public decision-making processes, was developed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Land Use Policy
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0264-8377
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Sustainable Engineering
Depositing User: Viktor Kouloumpis
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2014 08:28
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 10:38
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1555

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