Kwasi Kwarteng poised to ease planning rules for onshore windfarms

Wind could be more productive way than fracking to boost electricity supplies and bring down prices

Kwasi Kwarteng looks likely to lift a de facto ban on new onshore windfarms after the government said it would bring planning consent into line with that for other infrastructure.

It has been very difficult for onshore windfarms to get planning permission since David Cameron put in place a tough consent regime in 2015. Earlier this year Kwarteng pushed for the restrictions to be lifted but he encountered cabinet opposition.

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