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 […]

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 […]

Wind Turbine Campaign Boosted by Expert Report

A campaign by local MP Peter Luff to keep wind turbines at a reasonable distance from houses has been given a boost today. Environmental Protection UK has called on the government urgently to update its advice on how local authorities gauge the effect of noise from wind turbines. Peter Luff has long been calling for […]