Country:United Kingdom
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2004
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements, Policy Support
Policy Target:
Agency:Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
Legal References:Planning Policy Statement 22: Renewable Energy
Description:Regional authorities have been given the authority to promote the use of renewable power sources when granting permission for new building and infrastructure developments. According to the Planning Policy Statement 22 (PPS22), which updates the Planning Policy Guidance Note 22 issued in 1993, the approval for alternative energy projects such as wind farms, and those involving biomass or solar panels, is simplified. According to the PPS22 on renewable energy, local and regional planning officers should favour renewable energy proposals across England "in locations where the technology is viable and environmental, economic, and social impacts can be addressed satisfactorily".

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