A legal challenge against a four-turbine wind farm near Wareham, on the edge of a Dorset area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), was rejected by a High Court judge last week, following a nine-day public inquiry, as reported by Michael Donnelly in Planning Resource (www.planningresource.co.uk).
According to Donnelly, as well as rejecting all complaints and upholding the planning permission, the judge also noted that the government’s National Planning Policy Framework generally favours renewable energy developments and requires local authorities to promote energy generation from renewable and low carbon sources.
Excellent news for Dorset as we desperately need more on-shore wind turbines to help people realise that they aren’t as bad as the scaremongerers amongst us would like you to believe. It is also good news for all the people involved in investing in, and setting up and running wind turbines, so that provided a planning application ticks all the right boxes, it will be approved, even if it has to go to appeal. And lastly it is good news for everyone, as much much more of the energy we use needs to come from sustainable renewables rather than fossil fuels in order to protect our futures.
For the full article go to: http://www.planningresource.co.uk/Development_Control/login/1186197.
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