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Planning for new energy infrastructure: review of energy National Policy Statements

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Summary

The consultation is seeking views on the revised energy National Policy Statements that support decisions on major energy infrastructure.

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Consultation description

The energy National Policy Statements (NPS) set out the government’s policy for the delivery of energy infrastructure and provide the legal framework for planning decisions. They were first designated and published in 2011.

The Energy white paper announced that the government would review the energy NPS to:

  • reflect the policies and broader strategic approach set out in the white paper
  • ensure that we continue to have a planning policy framework which can support the infrastructure required for the transition to net zero

This consultation seeks views on:

  • whether the revised energy NPS provide a suitable framework to support decision making for nationally significant energy infrastructure
  • the appraisals of sustainability (AoS) and habitats regulations assessments (HRA) that have been carried out in relation to the draft energy NPS

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Documents

Habitats regulations assessment (HRA) of the energy National Policy Statements review

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Appraisal of sustainability (AoS): main report

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Appraisal of sustainability: appendix A to E

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Appraisal of sustainability: appendix F

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Published 6 September 2021
Last updated 15 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added Welsh versions of Habitats regulations assessment (HRA) and Appraisal of sustainability (AoS).

  2. Welsh versions of energy National Policy Statements (EN) 2-5 added.

  3. Welsh versions of 2 documents added: Ymgynghoriad | Cynllunio ar gyfer Isadeiledd Ynni Newydd; Datganiad Polisi Cenedlaethol Cyffredinol am Ynni (EN-1)

  4. First published.