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Greens furious at undemocratic decision to block Wind farm

Due to a quirk in the Local Government Act (2000), a single
Conservative councillor has been able to lodge a strategic planning
objection by Norfolk County Council to a Wind farm development of
crucial national significance.

On Friday August 18th, the Norfolk County Council Planning and
Highways Delegation Committee and Panel discussed the proposed
Sheringham Shoal Wind farm on the North Norfolk coast. Under the
Local Government Act (2000), a single Councillor, Councillor Adrian
Gunson (chair), was able lodge a Strategic Planning objection to the
wind farm on behalf of the Council, despite 3 of the 5 Councillors
on the Panel arguing for making no such objection.

County Green Councillor Andrew Boswell who spoke at the meeting in
favour of the wind farm development says The decision has no
democratic meaning, as it was made against the recommendation of the
Council officers and against the views of the majority of the Panel
members. It is deplorable that this committees configuration, under
the LGA Act 2000, allows just one councillor to make this decision
on behalf of the entire County Council.

"The conservative party claim the environment is at the heart of
their recent re-branding, but time and time again their actions show
this not to be true. Wind farms could play a vital role in the UK's
renewable energy future - the DTI forecasts that by 2010 offshore
wind farms could power 1 in 6 UK homes by 2010 - but not if their is
continued Conservative opposition. (1)

Councillor Boswell continued This wind farm development is of
crucial importance to our national objectives of meeting the
governments target for renewables of 20% by 2020, as it would
provide about half of Norfolks domestic electricity, about 1% of
the UK total from carbon free sources. The wind farm would be
17-23km from the coast, a distance only rarely visible it is
ludicrous to argue that this can damage the environment of our
beautiful Norfolk coastline."






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