There are currently seven planning applications for (a) wind farms in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in England and Northern Ireland. There are no current planning applications relating to AONBs in Wales. There are no Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Scotland.
I can confirm that the Department has received no applications for (b) overhead line works associated with wind farm developments of 50 megawatts (MW) and above in AONBs in England and Wales. There are also no applications affecting AONBs in Northern Ireland.
Applications for electricity cables related to wind farms of less than 50 megawatts (MW) in England and Wales would be considered by the relevant local planning authority and DECC does not maintain information on such applications.