Onshore Wind Farms

Part of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – in the House of Commons on 17th January 2023.

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Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Onshore wind in the UK has been a great success. It generates 25% of our total renewables, and since 2015 around 10 onshore wind projects, totalling 30 MW, have been given consent in England. We have made it clear that onshore wind is an important part of the energy mix and that we will now need more, which is why we are consulting on making changes to the national planning policy framework in England so that local authorities can better respond to the views of their local communities when they wish to host onshore wind infrastructure.