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MP's wind turbine application refused

Croydon MP Malcolm Wicks has been refused planning permission to install a wind turbine on the roof of the house after planning officers decided it would have been too visible from the street. This is the second time Mr Wicks has tried and failed to get the £1,500 turbine installed in the last year.

Croydon MP Malcolm Wicks has been refused planning permission to install a wind turbine on the roof of the house after planning officers decided it would have been too visible from the street.

This is the second time Mr Wicks has tried and failed to get the 1,500 turbine installed in the last year.

Last summer his original planning application was approved but when the turbine came to be installed, engineers decided his roof could not support it in that position and suggested moving it to a different part of the roof, which prompted the second application.

A spokesman for the minister said he had not decided whether to resubmit his application a third time but added that Mr Wicks was determined to install some form of renewable source of energy generation in his home whether it was wind or solar power or heat pipes, which drill into the ground to extract heat from the ground.

Mr Wicks is not the only MP to have fallen foul to planning laws recently.

David Cameron's attempts to install his own turbine on his Notting Hill home are also awaiting approval and more recently Gordon Brown has had an application rejected.
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Croydon MP Malcolm Wicks has been refused planning permission to install a wind turbine on the roof of the house after planning officers decided it would have been too visible from the street.

This is the second time Mr Wicks has tried and failed to get the £1,500 turbine installed in the last year.

Last summer his original planning application was approved but when the turbine came to be installed, engineers decided his roof could not support it in that position and suggested moving it to a different part of the roof, which prompted the second application.

A spokesman for the minister said he had not decided whether to resubmit his application a third time but added that Mr Wicks was determined to install some form of renewable source of energy generation in his home whether it was wind or solar power or heat pipes, which drill into the ground to extract heat from the ground.

Mr Wicks is not the only MP to have fallen foul to planning laws recently.

David Cameron's attempts to install his own turbine on his Notting Hill home are also awaiting approval and more recently Gordon Brown has had an application rejected.
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Mr Cameron got planning permission shortly after Mr Wicks last year, but like his Labour rival, his roof could not support the device in the proposed position next to the chimney stack.

He went on to move the turbine to another part of the roof without planning permission where it was also fixed to the ground, but was forced to take it down by the authorities.



Source: http://www.wimbledonguardia...

JUL 22 2007
https://www.windaction.org/posts/10182-mp-s-wind-turbine-application-refused
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