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Sunak Caves In Again to UK Tory MPs — This Time Over Onshore Wind

  • Premier decides to end effective ban on new onshore wind farms
  • Conservative rebels forced climb down Monday on house-building
Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has agreed to end the effective ban on new onshore wind farms in the UK, his second major climbdown in two days in the face of a rebellion among Conservative members of Parliament.

The government announced a consultation on letting local communities decide whether they want new wind farms built in their area, the Department for Levelling up said in an emailed statement on Tuesday. It is expected to remove the requirement for onshore wind sites to be pre-designated in a local plan.