Cameron Hints at potential for more localised Windfarm Policies in Final #NPPF


David Cameron met conservative MPs on Monday to hear their concerns about the spread of wind farms.

Chris Heaton-Harris, MP for Daventry, who led the movement against on-shore wind, said he was hopeful that there would be changes to the planning reforms.

“We heard a little about what might be in the new National Planning Policy Framework and how this could help local communities resist onshore wind projects in the future,” he said.

“We also heard about how local councils might be able to designate areas for renewable energy projects in the future and indeed, choose what sort of renewable projects they would be happy with. Obviously there is work still ongoing on the [planning reforms] and I’m now more hopeful that it will reflect the spirit (if not the wording) of the amendments we suggested in our letter.”

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International Urban Planner

Posted on February 29, 2012, in National Planning Policy Framework, urban planning. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. David Ramsbotham

    Are you disillusioned by rising electricity prices, over dependence on the “green” dream [especially uneconomical and inefficient wind farms] and the destruction of our countryside then please register your objection to the Government on

    or by googling “petition 22958″ and following the link.

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