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Wind Power: Planning

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Department for Transport and (b) the Highways Agency on the siting of wind turbines near motorways. (231489)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has not had any discussions with the Department for Transport or the Highways Agency on the siting of wind turbines near motorways.

Any proposals to site wind turbines near motorways would be subject to the usual planning development consents under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 or the Electricity Act 1989.