Onshore wind farms: communities to have a greater say and increased benefits

The government has released a response to its ‘Onshore wind: call for evidence’, which was published in September 2012. It received 1,111 responses from across the UK.

The four main areas that are proposed for change in light of responses received are: local communities to have earlier and more extensive involvement; five-fold increase in benefits paid by developers to communities; contribution to the stable investment framework future options for community ownership of developments.

It is intended that these changes are to be implemented over the next 12 months…

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