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Planning: Wind Power

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will issue planning guidance requiring 2km separation zones around wind turbines. (204945)

Our preferred approach is to expect proposals to be evaluated on their likely impacts taking into account the characteristics of particular locations. The considerations to be taken into account are set out in our Planning Policy Statement (PPS) on Planning and Climate Change and in PPS22 on Renewable Energy. The Companion Guide supporting PPS22 provides detailed advice for practitioners on the siting of wind turbines.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effects of Planning Advice Note 45 on the siting of wind turbines. (204946)