Wind rescued from "potentially disastrous" planning laws

The wind industry has been saved from “potentially disastrous” planning laws this week, claims the UK’s renewable trade body. An amendment to the Localism Act, which would have left wind farms planning applications open to a national referendum if a fraction of the local population objected, was taken out at the last minute. The Act […]

Cynical developers accused of tarnishing wind industry

Wind developers have been branded “cynical” for treating local communities without respect during their planning process. Raising his concerns at a fringe event at the Tory party conference in Manchester this week, an East Riding councillor warned that such developers were tarnishing the wind industry’s reputation. Councillor Paul Robinson (pictured) told ELN: “The challenge we […]