In this report CPRE argues that a locally accountable, strategically planned approach which takes account of landscape capacity and steers wind development to the right places, will enable us to promote renewable energy, including some onshore wind, while protecting cherished countryside. The report builds a case for such an approach by examining how onshore wind proposals are currently being treated in the planning system. It uses local examples provided by our branch network and Planning Inspectorate appeal decisions.
Generating light on landscape impacts:
How to accommodate onshore wind while protecting the countryside
- Report (pdf 3MB)
- A4; 20pp
- April 2012
- PDF: Generating light on landscape impacts