A very English revolution
Nobody wants the application to go through, other than the German energy firm. So, the whole village, with the exception of the one farmer on whose land the turbines were to be built, voted at the council meeting at which the turbines were discussed; 100 per cent voted against. Yet the uncertainty remains.
September 13, 2011
by William Cash
in New Statesman
Middle England feels betrayed by the coalition’s shake-up of planning rules – the biggest since the 1930s. Are the Tories ready to go to war with their own core vote?
As you drive into Winwick in western Northamptonshire, the first thatched cottage you see has a Union Jack flying above a black door. In the tiny village, there are no pubs or shops - just a skyline dominated by the bell tower of St Michael and All Angels Church and a 15th-century brick manor, once owned by Thomas Malory, author of Le Morte d'Arthur. The population, about 70 people,... [continue via Web link]