Local councils are to get extra funding if they give the go-ahead to new wind farms, under plans to stop local communities sabotaging (sic) renewable energy projects.
There are now 233 separate local campaign groups against wind farms. As a result ministers have agreed that local councils should be given incentives to help persuade them to approve more wind farms. Under the plans councils will be allowed to keep the business rates generated by wind farms – which currently have to be passed to central government.
29 October 2010
Big Society - let's hear it for localism
Following from the Independent.