Wind Turbines and The U.K Planning System: Fit for Purpose?
6th September 2012
The majority of wind turbines planning applications are rejected by local planning committees. Yet most rejected applications are approved on appeal. The result can be frustration, cost and delay for all parties.
- Why does the U.K.'s planning system struggle to determine wind turbine applications decisively first time?
- What would make the system more efficient and transparent?
- What are the implications for localism and local democracy?
A specially invited panel will debate these and all the other challenges facing applicants, planners, and local councillors dealing with wind turbine applications.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Chris Heaton-Harris M.P., Member of Parliament for Daventry
- Mark Newton, Head of Renewables and Partner, Fisher German, Chartered Surveyors
- Cllr. Chris Millar, Leader, Daventry District Council
The event is being hosted by the University of Northampton's Institute for Urban Affairs. It is FREE and open to the public. To attend please email Karin Ferngren.
Location: iCon Environmental Innovation Centre
Time: 18:30 - 20:00