Alan welcomes Asfordby wind farm news

Alan has welcomed the news that Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles will make the final decision on the proposed Asfordby wind farm.

In May 2013 Alan spoke out in person at the Public Inquiry into the application to construct multiple turbines at the site in Asfordby. Now the Secretary of State has exercised his option to cut short the Inquiry and call the appeal in to determine it himself instead.

Alan said: ‘This is an unexpected but positive development, which shows how seriously the impact of the proposed wind farm is being taken. I will be making clear to Eric Pickles just how united and strong the local opposition to these turbines is. Given the recent announcement that local people should have more of say over wind farms, it would be outrageous for this proposal to go ahead. I hope that we can now make the final push to get Eric Pickles to put an end to this application once and for all.’