Planning framework puts energy need at its heart

For immediate release – Tuesday 27 March 2012

Energy Networks Association (ENA) welcomed the publication today of the National Planning Policy Framework.

Commenting on its publication David Smith Chief Executive of ENA said:

“The Framework puts energy development at its heart. Without a planning policy that facilitates this development we will not be able to secure our low carbon energy future.”

He went on to say:

“We particularly welcome the streamlined approach and the way it reflects energy policy as set out in the National Policy Statements. For too long this has not always been the case.”

ENDS

Notes for editors:

ENA represents the ‘wires and pipes’ transmission and distribution network operators for gas and electricity in the UK and Ireland.

The full Framework can be read here.

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Tony Glover
Head of Press and Public Affairs
Energy Networks Association
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