The Northern Ireland Assembly is in Recess. The Business Committee will meet on the 1st of September and the First Plenary Sitting is the 7th of September.

Inquiry into Wind Energy - Terms of Reference

Terms of reference for the Committee's Inquiry into Wind Energy:

  • To assess the adequacy of PPS18 and related supplementary guidance in regulating proposals for wind turbines on a consistent and strategic basis, with due regard for emerging technologies and independent environmental impact assessment;
  • To compare the perceived impact of wind turbine noise and separation distances with other jurisdictions and other forms of renewable energy development; and
  • To review the extent of engagement by wind energy providers with local communities and to ascertain how this engagement may best be promoted.

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