Onshore wind energy
We support well-designed onshore wind farm development sited in the right locations.
We support a plan led approach to onshore wind farm development. We have developed guidance to support planning authorities to deliver this: Spatial Planning for Onshore Wind Turbines – natural heritage considerations.
Our pre-application/scoping advice outlines the survey and assessment work that developers need to undertake to support a wind farm planning application. It provides links to guidance explaining how to do this and the ways that a proposal can minimise impacts on nature.
All of our standing advice and guidance for planners and developers is listed.
If you are proposing to deploy a renewable energy technology, please contact the appropriate Area Office to discuss siting and design at the earliest opportunity.