The government has pledged to relax restrictions on building onshore wind farms in England after a threatened rebellion from Conservative MPs.
A rule requiring new turbines to be built on pre-designated land will be rewritten, the levelling up department said.
Around 30 backbenchers had threatened to make the change through a planning bill going through Parliament.
New wind farms would still be subject to local approval.
The precise method of measuring local opinion will be part of a wider consultation which will conclude by next April.
The concession comes after the government agreed to water down housing targets on Monday, to put down a separate rebellion from Tory MPs.
The rebellions had prompted the government to delay the progress of its Levelling Up Bill through Parliament.