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SNP Government criticised for overturning council wind farm decisions

The Scottish Government has been accused of a “clear contempt for democracy” after it was revealed it is overturning the majority of windfarm plans rejected by councils. Almost two thirds of wind farm applications which were vetoed by local authorities were subsequently given the green light when an appeal was submitted to the government.
3 Aug 2017

Plans refused for England's largest onshore wind farm on Scout Moor

17-07-06_final_dl_scout_moor_wind_farm_thumb Mr Javid agreed with the planning inspector that the area which fell under application A, on land in Rossendale, was valued for its "openness and tranquillity". The 115m wind turbines would have had a "significant adverse effect" on the landscape and views, he ruled. The final ruling can be accessed by clicking the document icon appearing on this page.
8 Jul 2017

Donald Trump’s letters to Alex Salmond revealed via FOI

Donald Trump warned that Scotland’s economy would become a “third world wasteland” as a result of its commitment to renewable wind power, only to vow weeks later to act as the Scottish Government’s “greatest cheerleader” if it performed a U-turn over offshore wind power, newly released correspondence shows.
21 Dec 2016
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