Wind Power: Noise

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 27th December 2018.

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Photo of Heidi Allen Heidi Allen Conservative, South Cambridgeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he is taking steps to ensure that the level of regulation applied to fracking sites on the permanent monitoring of noise emissions applies also to (a) the wind industry, (b) wind turbines and (c) all wind farm sites; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

Planning authorities are responsible for applying and enforcing any conditions attached to the planning permission for a fracking or wind turbine development, and this must be assessed on a case-by-case basis. This may include monitoring of noise levels.

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