9 July 2024
by Alex Brinded

Fresh air for onshore wind

The new UK Government says it will remove the de facto ban on onshore wind in England.

© Karsten Würth/ Unsplash

The real terms ban has been in place since 2015.

The incoming UK Government has announced their commitment to doubling onshore wind by 2030.

The National Planning Policy Framework currently requires two tests for onshore wind.

Intended turbines can only be built on allocated areas, which the government says is a higher bar than other forms of development.

Also, they must have community support, but this has been interpreted for any proposal to be unacceptable.

The changes have already been enacted and will be confirmed to Parliament on 18 July.


Alex Brinded

Staff Writer