New Clause 57 - Onshore wind

Energy Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 5 September 2023.

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“(1) The Secretary of State must by regulations ensure that onshore wind installations are treated for the purpose of planning and development as local infrastructure and will be permitted or otherwise as if they were.

(2) Regulations under subsection (1) may amend any primary legislation passed before the passage of this Act.”—(Dr Whitehead.)

This new clause ensures that onshore wind development proposals in England and Wales are permitted to proceed on the same basis as other local infrastructure projects.

Brought up.

Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill.

Division number 317 Energy Bill [Lords] — New Clause 57 - Onshore wind

Aye: 188 MPs

No: 309 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name


No: A-Z by last name


The House divided: Ayes 188, Noes 310.

Question accordingly negatived.