Wind Power: Planning Permission

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 29th February 2012.

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Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom Conservative, South Northamptonshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of (a) the effect of the presumption in favour of sustainable development on appeals to overturn local planning decisions relating to wind farms and (b) the compatibility of that presumption with his localism policy.

Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

holding answer 28 February 2012

An impact assessment was published alongside the draft National Planning Policy Framework, which includes an initial assessment of the implications for planning appeals. The presumption in favour of sustainable development is designed to reinforce the role of locally-produced plans in addressing development needs.

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