MP SPEAKS AT MEETING
By Jason Pritchard
South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom spoke at Greatworth Primary School on Tuesday to discuss a proposed wind farm development at Spring Farm Ridge.
The application from developers Broadview was originally turned down in June 2011 by South Northamptonshire Council and the public meeting was held with people opposed to the development.
Ms Leadsom said: “Decisions like these are undermining the localism agenda.
“I do not believe wind farms offer a stable solution to our energy security needs, especially in a county like Northamptonshire which is not known for being windy!
“Yet Northamptonshire is inundated with applications from developers who are simply taking advantage of the generous taxpayer funded subsidy that is on offer.
“Until we have a proper plan in place we will continue to fall victim to planning developments that are against the wishes of the local community being approved on appeal.”
Broadview appealed to the Planning Inspectorate in May and it was later upheld.
The Banbury Guardian – 27 September 2012