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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

Renewable energy and aviation industries are both important to the UK and their interests must be balanced carefully.

Some forms of renewable energy can have an impact on aviation, therefore it is imperative that aviation interests are taken into account when renewable energy schemes are being developed. The Government has recognised this and provision for aerodrome safeguarding has been made in the updated National Policy Statements with regard to Energy Infrastructure (November 2023).

The revised documents cover:

The main section for Aerodrome Safeguarding can be found in EN1 Section 5.5 on page 111 and deals with Civil & Military Aviation & Defence Interests. Mention of aerodrome safeguarding can also be found in the other documents. All documents can be found at:

For further general guidance in relation to photovoltaic developments and airports please refer to CAST guidance.