Create new permitted development rights and allow onshore wind projects to go ahead

  • Action 15



    Create a new ‘Right to Repower’ in the National Planning Policy Framework granting automatic planning permission to all upgrades to existing renewable sites provided there’s no significant additional visual impact.

  • Action 16



    Eliminate England’s effective ban on new onshore wind developments by removing the requirement for unanimous consent and replacing it with a Community Safeguard, which allows projects to proceed unless a majority of local residents actively oppose it. New onshore wind developments should be enabled to offer local residents bill discounts.

  • Action 17



    Unlock a ‘Rooftop Revolution’ by creating a Permitted Development Right to install solar panels on all non-listed commercial rooftops outside of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Conservation Areas.