Government removes ban on onshore wind development in England

Government removes ban on onshore wind development in England

The government has announced the immediate lifting of the de facto ban on onshore wind development in England, among other actions to speed up planning decisions. The move, announced by chancellor Rachel Reeves in her first major speech since taking office, has been made as it sets a commitment to double the capacity of onshore wind in Britain by 2030 and boost energy independence. There is currently 15GW of installed onshore wind capacity in the UK, with over half being …