Liz Truss and Boris Johnson join Tory wind farm rebellion

Liz Truss and Boris Johnson join Tory wind farm rebellion

Nov 24, 2022 by BBC

Key Facts

  • Image source, Getty Images Boris Johnson and Liz Truss are backing an attempt to overturn England's effective ban on onshore wind farms, a Conservative MP has said.
  • Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has scrapped a move by predecessor Ms Truss to relax the rules.
  • Mr Clarke has tabled an amendment to the Levelling Up Bill that would overturn a planning clampdown introduced by former PM David Cameron in 2015.
  • When he was prime minister, Mr Johnson published an energy strategy in May that ruled out "wholesale changes" to the planning system for onshore wind.

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