Rishi Sunak to make it easier for onshore wind farms to be approved

2023-09-05 06:52:58  • 1 min

By Andre Rhoden-Paul & Helen Catt

BBC News

Rishi Sunak has moved to prevent a Tory rebellion over new onshore wind farms by making it easier for them to be approved.

New rules will change council planning requirements from unanimous agreement to simply demonstrating local support.

It follows an intervention by former ministers, including ex-Prime Minister Liz Truss, who felt progress was too slow.

The exact mechanism has yet to be agreed.

Sir Alok Sharma, former Cop26 president, told the BBC he wanted to see the "outdated" right of an individual to effectively veto a wind farm to be removed.

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