Wind Power

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Steve Reed Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Education) (Children and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department collects data on which local authorities have designated suitable areas for onshore wind energy developments in their local plans.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Department does not collect such data. The National Planning Policy Framework indicates that plans should consider identifying suitable areas for renewable and low carbon energy. However, local authorities are not required to designate suitable areas specifically for wind energy development.

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