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Council plans for windfarms to pay locals

Communities in Powys that will be seriously affected by wind farm development should receive windfall payments from developers of £5,000 for every megawatt of energy produced, county councillors have decided.

The county council’s board yesterday gave its blessing to a policy which would make this a condition of wind farm developments going ahead.

The wind energy draft interim development control guidance will now go out for public consultation for a six-week period beginning on February 20.

The policy would restrict large scale wind farms to two zones, north of Carno and south of Newtown, with plans for them elsewhere in the county likely to be refused.

Small-scale wind farms or individual wind turbines supporting a farm or industrial building may be allowed if the application is judged to meet the environmental and planning safeguards.
The county council’s board yesterday gave its blessing to a policy which would make this a condition of wind farm developments going ahead.

The wind energy draft interim development control guidance will now go out for public consultation for a six-week period beginning on February 20.

The policy would restrict large scale wind farms to two zones, north of Carno and south of Newtown, with plans for them elsewhere in the county likely to be refused.

Small-scale wind farms or individual wind turbines supporting a farm or industrial building may be allowed if the application is judged to meet the environmental and planning safeguards.

Source: http://www.shropshirestar.c...

FEB 17 2006
https://www.windaction.org/posts/1344-council-plans-for-windfarms-to-pay-locals
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