Fast Track Wind Farms? The Government’s proposal and possible pitfalls
On 7 April 2022, the Government published its new British energy security strategy.
The Strategy proposes to accelerate the deployment of wind, new nuclear, solar and hydrogen, whilst supporting the production of domestic oil and gas in the nearer term.
Notably, amongst other things, it is stated that the time for obtaining consent for offshore wind farms will reduce from four years to one year. (We will come to other matters, such as the controversial questions of onshore wind and additional nuclear provision, in due course).