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Onshore wind energy

Our approach

We support onshore wind farms in the right locations. Our role is to help identify the right locations and to provide advice on each application. We strongly encourage a plan led approach to wind farm development. As a result, we have published guidance on Spatial Planning for onshore wind turbines - natural heritage considerations.  PDF document The guidance is aimed at planning authorities, but includes useful information for developers and other stakeholders involved in the planning process.

Further guidance

There is a range of guidance available which can help developers and consultants to design and assess wind farm proposals:

Windfarm impacts on birds guidance

Landscape impact guidance

General Advice and Information relating to windfarms


Brendan Turvey  01738 458622

 Kenny Taylor  01786 435387

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