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Onshore Wind Turbines (Proximity of Habitation) Bill

Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2010-12

Last updated: 1 May 2012 at 15:08

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Long title

A Bill to give powers to local planning authorities to specify the minimum distances permissible between onshore wind turbines of certain dimensions and the nearest habitation; and for connected purposes.


The Bill would give powers to local authorities to specify in their neighbourhood development plans (defined as in the Localism Bill) a 'recommended best practice set-back distance' between onshore wind turbines and habitations. It includes recommendations for this set-back distance, calculated as a multiple of the turbine rotor diameter.


Chris Heaton-Harris

Current version of the Bill

25 May 2011

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