Update UK: communities to have a greater say on - and benefits from - the siting of onshore wind farms

(LEXEGESE) - UK Communities shall have a greater say over the siting of onshore wind farms, and reap increased benefits from hosting developments that do proceed, as a result of changes announced by the the UK Government on 6 June 2013. The package of measures shall include a five-fold increase in the value of community benefits paid for by developers, and proposals that will require communities to be consulted earlier in the application process. New planning guidance supporting the planning framework from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) shall make clear that the need for renewable energy does not automatically override environmental protections and the planning concerns of local communities. It will give greater weight to landscape and visual impact concerns ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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