Inquiry into Wind Energy

The Committee for the Environment initially agreed on 10 October 2013 to carry out a short Review of wind energy issues after hearing from a range of stakeholders over recent months. On 7 November 2013 the Committee agreed that it would not complete this Review but that it would instead carry out a full inquiry into this topic. The aim of the Inquiry is to identify the key issues arising from the generation of renewable energy by onshore wind turbines and to assess the adequacy of existing planning guidance to address these issues.

Any organisation or individual with an interest in this Inquiry was invited to submit written evidence to inform the Committee’s position on the issues set out in the Terms of Reference. The deadline for submissions was 28 February 2014. The Committee has also agreed to include in its Inquiry evidence already provided to it by stakeholders under the Terms of its initial Review.

Any queries should be directed to the Clerk, Sheila Mawhinney, at or telephone on 028 9052 1783.

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