Wind Farms

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Energy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th June 1991.

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Photo of Mr Colin Moynihan Mr Colin Moynihan , Lewisham East 12:00 am, 17th June 1991

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his introductory remarks. Although I cannot comment on the specific case to which he has referred, which is known as the Cymmaes case, I can confirm that I am anxious to see wind farms built and demonstrated within the United Kingdom. I am therefore concerned about any delays or possible effects on the viability of such projects due to lack of planning policy guidance. That is one reason why we place such high priority on producing guidance along the lines that 1 mentioned to my hon. Friend the Member for Devon, North (Mr. Speller).