Browsing: Environment and Farming (40)
Alan backs Bill to end wind farm subsidies

On Wednesday 21st January Alan backed a Bill in the House of Commons to end taxpayer subsidies of onshore wind turbines. The Bill, a Ten Minute Rule Motion introduced by Conservative MP Nigel Adams, was passed by 59 votes to 57. While it stands ...

Alan supports South Luffenham Village Hall plans

On Friday 27th February Alan met South Luffenham Parish Council to view their plans to sell its existing village hall and move to a new, purpose built facility. Sir Alan inspected the plans at the current hall and viewed the site of the proposed ...

Alan backs Vodafone mast objections

On Friday 27th February Alan visited the site of a potential Vodafone phone mast in Sapcote Drive, Melton Mowbray, to add his voice to local opposition to the plans. Meeting local residents and anti-mast campaigners Barry and Linda Summerland, Si...

Alan visits Normanton residents

On Friday 13th February Alan met members of the Normanton Community Group in the northern tip of the constituency to discuss plans to reduce speeding in the village. Members Karen Afonso and Alistair Raper explained the problem of speeding traffi...

Alan pushes for Vodafone mast answers

Alan has today outlined the response from Vodafone to his letter objecting to the controversial Sapcote Drive phone mast proposal. In their reply the company states that it is ‘currently reviewing all options in the area’ and notes that it retain...

Alan calls for Thorpe Satchville turbine rejection

On Friday 13th March Alan visited Thorpe Satchville to re-iterate his objection to two turbines in the village. The long-running appeals into the two controversial turbines were called in by the Secretary of State Eric Pickles, after Alan wrote u...

Alan secures Vodafone mast promise

Alan has today released a letter confirming Vodafone’s intention not to proceed with a proposed phone mast at Sapcote Drive in Melton Mowbray, after he strongly lobbied the company to abandon the plans. Following a meeting with Alan in Parliament...

Alan backs Woolfox Wind Farm Protests

On Friday 20th March Alan joined opponents of the proposed Woolfox Wind Farm to give his backing to their campaign. Viewing the site from Clipsham in Rutland with local residents Richard Foster and Colin Ashpole, Alan again re-iterated his opposi...

Alan raises Old Dalby Test Track safety concerns

On Friday 19th June Alan met local residents in Old Dalby to discuss concerns about fencing along the Old Dalby test track. Alan agreed with residents, who do not believe the current fencing is sufficient to stop livestock wandering onto the trac...

Alan calls for Woolfox Wind Farm rejection

Alan has today called on Rutland County Council to seize on wind farm planning changes to reject the Woolfox Wind Farm application, and welcomed the news that the subsidy regime for turbines is to be withdrawn a year earlier than planned. In a wr...

Alan welcomes Thorpe Satchville turbine rejection

Alan has today welcomed the news that the Secretary of State has upheld the decision to reject permission for two wind turbines at Thorpe Satchville, and dismissed the applicants' appeals. In a letter to Alan from the Minister of State, James Wha...

Alan welcomes Woolfox Wind Farm rejection

Alan has welcomed the news that a large-scale wind farm in Rutland has been rejected. An application to erect nine turbines at the Woolfox site near Clipsham and Stretton in Rutland was rejected by councillors at a special meeting in Oakham on Th...

Alan praises Brentingby Dam

Alan has praised the effectiveness of the Brentingby Dam in preventing flooding in Melton Mowbray last week. Last week Alan was contacted by the Environment Agency to confirm that flood warnings for the area had been removed and in doing so highl...

Alan welcomes Houghton on the Hill planning decision

Alan has welcomed the news that the Planning Inspectorate has rejected an appeal from the Co-Operative Group to construct up to 32 dwellings on the edge of Houghton on the Hill. In a letter to Alan, the Inspector outlined her decision, citing the...

Alan secures playground guarantee

Alan has secured confirmation that a play area in Belvoir Close, Stamford must remain as a public space even if it is sold at auction this week. Residents contacted Alan upon learning that the space has been put up for auction. Shortly after cont...