MP slams wind turbines

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans.
Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans.
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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has spoken out against wind turbines in the House of Commons.

Referring to a recent issue, Mr Evans said: “Langho, one of my pleasant villages in beautiful Ribble Valley, has recently had three hideous wind turbines imposed on it by appeal, against the wishes of local people, the local council, and, indeed, me.

“Will the Minister assure us that, in future, planning inspectors will give far more weight to localism and to the views of local people before deciding to impose hideous industrial furniture on a local community?’

Kris Hopkins, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government said he couldn’t talk about specific cases, but added: “The best thing that my hon. Friend’s constituents can do is to ensure that they have a strong local plan in place that determines renewable sources of energy.”