Revised energy National Policy Statements under consultation


A new consultation seeks views on the revised energy National Policy Statements that support decisions on major energy infrastructure.

First designated and published in 2011, the energy National Policy Statements (NPS) set out the government’s policy for the delivery of energy infrastructure and provide the legal framework for planning decisions.

The Energy white paper announced that the government would review the energy NPS to:

  • reflect the policies and broader strategic approach set out in the white paper
  • ensure that the government continues to have a planning policy framework which can support the infrastructure required for the transition to net zero

This consultation, by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), seeks views on:

  • whether the revised energy NPS provide a suitable framework to support decision-making for nationally significant energy infrastructure
  • the appraisals of sustainability (AoS) and habitats regulations assessments (HRA) that have been carried out in relation to the draft energy NPS

This consultation closes at

More information about this consultation and how to take part is available on the UK Government website.