Onshore Wind

Onshore wind is a key part of the Government’s strategy for low-cost decarbonisation of the energy sector and it will be integral to achieving net zero by 2050.

It is for this reason that the Government has introduced changes to the planning system in England so planning permission for onshore wind will depend upon a project commanding local support and being able to satisfactorily address any impacts identified by the local community. These changes were consulted upon earlier this year.

Separately, the Government has said that it will seek views on developing local partnerships for supportive communities to enable those who would like to host new onshore wind to benefit, for example through lower energy bills.