WAQ79260 (w) Tabled on 03/01/2020

Will the Minister outline the effect that the publication of the draft National Development Framework has on current applications for solar energy production developments, where the specified locations lie outside the areas identified in the draft framework as areas for the development of solar energy?

Answered by Minister for Housing and Local Government | Answered on 10/01/2020

The draft National Development Framework, published for consultation last year does not affect current solar energy applications.  The Welsh Government has not measured the effect of draft NDF policies due to the possibility that they may change through the consultation process.  A Monitoring Framework to evaluate the effectiveness of the NDF will accompany the final plan when it is published in September 2020.