Government announces a relaxation in planning rules for onshore wind turbines

6 September 2023

The government has removed the de facto ban on new onshore wind turbines by making immediate changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) that “will help supportive communities take forward onshore wind projects”.

More details about the announcement can be found at Local areas supported to progress onshore windfarms – GOV.UK (

The revised NPPF can be found at National Planning Policy Framework (

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