New challenges for planning and licensing law in the provision and implementation of land for the expansion of onshore wind energy (NeuPlan Wind)
The further development of onshore wind energy poses a lot of challenges for planning and licensing law. At the planning level, additional areas for wind energy are to be designated with legal certainty. Efficient and at the same time environmentally compatible sites are to be found, and different utilisation interests are to be balanced. At the approval level, a wide range of questions arises from the specialised law to be observed by wind energy plants, such as immission control law, air traffic law or nature and species protection law. The planning and approval levels are also legally interlinked and are characterised by increasing procedural and litigation law developments. In this respect, the project examines selected legal issues in the definition of suitable land for wind energy plants and thus support the increase of onshore wind energy. Based on a comprehensive problem analysis, possible further development approaches and optimisation potentials are being developed with regard to legal certainty and practicability, planning certainty, costs or procedural simplifications.
Duration: 1 October 2017 – 30 September 2021
Funded by: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy