Wind Power

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered on 21 September 2023.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of reducing restrictions on the creation of new onshore wind farms.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

In December 2022, the Government published a consultation on making changes to national planning policy for new onshore wind farms in England. After consideration of all responses, on 5 September the Government set out changes to make it easier for local authorities to allocate suitable areas for onshore wind developments and to provide greater flexibility in addressing associated planning impacts.

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