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
Please don’t send responses by post to the department at the moment as we may not be able to access them.