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Wind Power

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 222842, tabled on 2 February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what guidance his Department issues on planning applications for on-shore wind farms; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

11 February 2015

The Department issued guidance on planning applications for nationally significant on-shore wind farms in the Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN-1) and in the National Policy Statement for Renewable Energy Infrastructure (EN-3) which were ratified by Parliament in July 2011. This can be viewed online at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-policy-statements-for-energy-infrastructure.

Answered by

Department for Energy and Climate Change