Urgent Question on Onshore Wind Planning Policy

On Thursday 6 June 2013 there was an Urgent Question on onshore wind planning policy.

Valerie asked the Minister:

” Whether we are talking about a change of policy or a change of guidance, will the Minister tell us what prior consultation he has had with local planning authorities?”

The Minister replied:

” The call for evidence produced responses relating to some 1,100 applications, in respect of both the planning and the energy aspects. Those responses have been very useful, and have come from all the parties to whom the hon. Lady has referred.”

Valerie said: ” It is interesting that the Minister did not confirm that there had been prior consultation with the local planning authorities.”

Official Transcript of the Urgent Question available here: