Wind Power: Planning Permission

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15 March 2012.

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Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms there are for local people to oppose the construction of onshore wind turbines through the planning system.

Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

holding answer 12 March 2012

There are a number of ways local people can make their concerns known about proposals for new development, including through making representations on local plans and on individual planning applications. Through the powers we have taken in the Localism Act 2011, local people will have significantly greater opportunities to shape their own neighbourhoods and engage with a more democratically accountable planning system.

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David Brede
Posted on 16 Mar 2012 8:28 pm (Report this annotation)

Peter Bone. Completely misguided about green issues.