Archive for July, 2010

New Bill That Defines Minimum Distances from Turbines to Homes starts its progress through Parliament

A new Private Members’ Bill had its first formal reading in the House of Lords yesterday (26 July 2010) To be known as the  “Wind Turbines (Minimum Distances from Residential Premises) Act 2010”, it makes provision for a minimum distance between wind turbines and residential premises according to the size of the wind turbine; and [...]

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The Department of Energy and Climate Change has commissioned fresh research on wind farm noise

“Confidence has been lost in the ETSU model” 4th June 2010 See original post here: http://www.cieh.org/ehn/ehn3.aspx?id=31194   The Department of Energy and Climate Change has commissioned fresh research on wind farm noise. The move, which has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) , comes despite ministerial assurances earlier this year that [...]

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How to Object to the Planning Application

Attached is some guidance for writing a letter of objection to the turbine proposal from SPR.   There is a lot of information, you do not need to include all of it.  They key thing is that there are only certain reasons that can be used for an objection to be valid so please read [...]

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Power to the People!

In a recent communication from Eric Pickles. he has once again brought the sense of reason to Local Government. Below are extracts from his letter to a coalition MP’s From: Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government 6 July 2010 Dear Colleague, Abolition of Regional Planning “I am today [...]

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Eric Pickles puts stop to flawed Regional Strategies

Eric Pickles puts stop to flawed Regional Strategies today Published 6 July 2010 Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles is today putting a swift end to Whitehall’s grip on local planning policy by scrapping Regional Strategies and their centrally imposed building targets that failed to increase housebuilding. Regional targets intended to build 3 million homes nationally [...]

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