Radar: Wind Power

Ministry of Defence written question – answered am ar 26 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has (a) raised objections to and (b) taken steps to mitigate the potential impact on radar systems of the proposed floating offshore wind around RAF Lossiemouth.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

Without details of the specific development being referred to, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) are unable to confirm whether we have been consulted upon this particular development.

If the MOD is consulted upon the development of wind farms, it carries out assessments to determine whether they will affect defence radars, including those located at RAF Lossiemouth.

When a proposed wind farm development will impact the effective operation of a specific radar(s), the MOD will register an objection. If the developer wants to propose mitigation, this will be considered by the MOD.

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