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Commitment to Technical Advice Note 8

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This TAN provides guidance on land use planning in relation to renewable energy.
We want to reduce CO2 emissions in Wales. We are looking to produce more of our energy from renewable and low carbon energy sources.
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Environment Minister, John Griffiths has confirmed our ongoing commitment to limiting the development of large scale wind farms to seven specially selected areas. He has also called on decision makers to respect maximum installation capacities for onshore wind.

The Minister’s letter was issued for:

  • Heads of Planning in Wales;
  • The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC);
  • the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC);
  • Energy companies; and
  • other interested parties.