Scotland is facing a “planning logjam” which could jeopardise the country’s 2045 net zero targets, according to new research. A study carried out by industry body Scottish Renewables found the number of planners employed across Scotland’s 32 councils has fallen by 20% in the last nine years, from 1,515 in 2011 to 1,216 in 2020. That’s despite a predicted rise in the number of green energy applications that will need to be rubber stamped in the coming years. According to Scottish Renewables, the UK must quadruple the amount of renewable electricity deployed by 2050 in order to meet its climate change targets.
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