Alan secures Asfordby wind farm rejection

Alan has today received direct confirmation that the proposed Asfordby wind farm has been rejected by the Secretary of State.

Alan was told of the decision in a letter this morning from DCLG Minister Kris Hopkins, who wrote: 'Further to your representation on this case, I am writing to let you know that I have issued a decision today to refuse the development.'

It follows years of lobbying from Alan to the Council, a Public Inquiry and, finally, the Secretary of State.

Welcoming the decision, Alan said:

‘This should be the final nail in the coffin for this unwanted application. The Minister has now confirmed to me in a letter his decision to refuse. I have been lobbying the Secretary of State non-stop over the last few months to reject the wind farm and am delighted that he has agreed. At every stage I have been banging away, first to the Council and then to the Public Inquiry that this was a wind farm that no-one wanted. The campaigners at Asfordby have also shown phenomenal dedication in challenging this application every step of the way. It has been a long, drawn out process but localism has ultimately won the day.’