Wind Power

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth of 16 July 2019, Official Report, column 693 and his statement that there is no point in trying to impose green technology on local communities if they are not in support of that for the future, what recent assessment he has made of level of community support for onshore wind.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

The National Planning Policy Framework sets out the role of local authorities in assessing both the suitability of areas for onshore wind development and whether onshore wind proposals have the support of the local community.

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