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Rishi Sunak eases onshore wind farm rules as Tory MPs threaten revolt

Sam Hall, director of the Conservative Environment Network, said the statement was "a positive step towards unblocking new onshore wind" that "significantly loosens the two planning tests created in 2015".

But Labour's shadow energy and net zero secretary, Ed Miliband, said the planning system "remains stacked against onshore wind".

RenewableUK echoed that view, with its head of onshore wind, James Robottom, who said the changes did not go far enough, and amounted to a "slight softening at the edges but nothing more".


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