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Government Consultation on National Planning Policy affecting the climate crisis

Jane Cullen

28 Feb 2023

Shropshire's climate action groups come together to respond to the consultation and the on-shore wind ban 

In February SSCA convened a meeting with Zero Carbon Shropshire and representatives of other climate and environment groups in Shropshire (including Lightfoot Enterprises, CPRE Shropshire, Bishop’s Castle Climate Action Group, Share Energy, Shropshire and Telford Community Energy, Ludlow 21, Stretton Climate Care, Clun Climate and Environment Group) to discuss a response to the Government consultation on the National Planning Policy Framework Consultation, specifically on the topics covered under:

  • Chapter 7 - Protecting the environment and tackling climate change;

  • Chapter 8 - Onshore wind and energy efficiency. 

The deadline for the consultation is 2nd March. 

If you would like to see a copy of our response please email:

Taking further action on the on-shore wind ban 

A response to the same Planning Consultation is an Open Letter from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and over 100 leading thinkers on energy and the environment to The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, and The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, calling on them to lift the on-shore wind ban in England – which has the power to address climate change, help the UK meet its net zero targets, and give us all greener, cheaper electricity.  We have signed this letter along with other Shropshire climate action groups. 

The letter can be viewed on the We Are Possible website.  You can take action via this link.

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