Wind Farms

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 4th April 2005.

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Photo of Adam Price Adam Price Spokesperson (Economy and Taxation; Education & Skills; Miner's Compensation; Regeneration; Trade & Industry)

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate she has made of the area of onshore land which will be required to meet the Government's wind turbine programme.

Photo of Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien Minister of State (Energy & e-Commerce), Department of Trade and Industry

We have not made our own estimate of the area of onshore land required. That said, we note that the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA), in a report dated November 2003, estimated that between 800 to 1,200 hectares across the UK would be used for foundations and access roads for onshore wind farms to meet the 2010 target.

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