Mark Lancaster MP

19 DEC 2013

Nun Wood Wind Farm refused

Local MP Mark Lancaster has welcomed the news that a controversial wind farm application at Nun Wood has been turned down on appeal by the Secretary of State for Local Government Eric Pickles MP.

The site which fell over three separate Counties and comprised 12 wind turbines was originally refused by Milton Keynes, Wellingborough and Bedford Borough Council but the applicants NPower appealed to the Secretary of State. In his overall conclusions Mr Pickles dismissed NPower's appeal stating that "Although the scheme addresses climate change and renewable energy considerations, this is outweighed by the inadequate protection of the character and quality of local landscapes and overall, on balance, the adverse impacts of the scheme would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits."

On hearing the news local MP Mark Lancaster said;

"The viability of this scheme was always in doubt and the Secretary of State's decision will do much to reassure communities up and down the country that they can resist large wind farm developments in locations that are simply not appropriate. I'm delighted that through a long hard campaign the right decision has been made."

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