|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments|
|Policy Target:||Multiple RE Sources|
|Policy Sector:||Multi-sectoral Policy|
|Agency:||Department of Communities and Local Government|
Enacted on 27 November 2008, the Planning and Energy Act enables local planning authorities in England and Wales to set requirements for energy use and energy efficiency in local plans.
It allows local authorities to establish their own requirements for a proportion of energy used in development plans to come from renewable sources, to be low carbon, or to comply with energy efficiency standards that exceed the requirements of existing building regulations. To speed up decisions, it also allows the government to establish an infrastructure planning commission to take decisions over large infrstructure projects such as energy, aviation and transport.This will include renewable energy plants such as wind farms with rated capacities of more than 50 MW. Projects up to 50 MW would still be decided by local authorities.
|Related policies:||Energy Act 2008|
In order to download full version of the UK Planninc and Energy Act 2008 please, click here.
Last modified: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:42:05 CET