STANDING UP FOR THE COUNTRYSIDE

Wind Farms in Herefordshire

Onshore Wind Turbines

The decisions we make to mitigate climate change will have a lasting effect on the countryside. Alongside measures to address energy conservation and demand, CPRE believes we must choose an appropriate mix of renewable energy technologies and deploy them in a way, which safeguards the countryside and protects valued landscapes.

Onshore wind will undoubtedly play a role in any mix but questions remain over how much capacity we need from this source and where it should be located.

Local communities increasingly feel that individual onshore wind applications, which are proliferating rapidly, are unconnected to any wider national renewable energy strategy.

Read the CPRE report: Generating light on landscape impacts

CPRE Policy: Onshore Wind Turbines