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Exploring the new changes to planning policy and subsidies for onshore windfarms

Changes in the subsidy regime for onshore wind are set to have a dramatic effect on companies developing projects. But as Victoria Redman, partner at lawyers Bond Dickinson, explains, changes to the planning regime may be equally damaging to projects in the pipeline in England

Dramatic changes to planning and subsidies for onshore wind were announced in June and have been followed by reports that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) has overspent its budget to support renewable energy projects during the next five years.

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