Moratorium on Wind farm applications response
Archived news: published on Thursday 09 Aug 2012 by Fife Council
Leader of Fife Council, Councillor Alex Rowley said:
“I am disappointed that the Scottish Government has not supported Fife's request for a temporary moratorium on determining major onshore wind planning applications.
“I believe that our request was reasonable to allow us to review our policies without the short term pressure of having to determine complex applications during the review period. Moray Council made a similar request, and I understand that this has also been turned down.
“Fife will now proceed with its consultation on a review of our onshore wind planning policies, as part of the forthcoming Fife Development Plan. This reinforces our commitment to protecting Fife communities from the cumulative impact of excessive onshore wind farm development.”
Councillor Rowley added: “In response to my letter the Planning Minister Derek McKay has offered a meeting between Scottish Government and Fife Council officials to discuss what further support the Scottish Government might provide, and I believe that this is a helpful route to continue dialogue on this matter.”
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