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Petition To Ban Wind Farm Onshore Asset Development On Green Belt Land

A petition with regard to the controversial Wind Farm Onshore Asset Development has been launched on the official UK Government and Parliament web-site. The petition calls upon the Government to ban wind farm onshore asset development on green belt land. The signatories of the petition don’t think local authorities are enforcing the National Planning Policy Framework to protect the greenbelt from inappropriate development.

Here are the details which the petition signatories support and affirm:

‘We are concerned that in locations such as the Fylde, building windfarm onshore assets and laying the associated cabling on the greenbelt could hamper tourism, destroy high-quality farmland and ruin habitats for protected species. We want the available brownfield land to be utilised for development of wind farm onshore assets.

We believe that the use of concrete offsetting water in saturated land in the construction of windfarm onshore assets could increase flooding. We are also concerned that substations built close to homes and schools could be audible 24/7 and rural land would be industrialised when there are alternative routes, which we believe have far less impact. We think that such plans are being made for profit, not the environment.

We want the Government to ban wind farm onshore asset development on green belt land. We don’t think local authorities are enforcing the National Planning Policy Framework to protect the greenbelt from inappropriate development. ‘

At the time of writing the petition had gained 3,787 signatures, 2,698 from the Fylde constituency. The petition was created by Jonathan Wilde. Petitions on the Parliament web-site run for six months. This petition lasts until 15th October, 2024.

  • At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition.
  • At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.

To view & interact with the petition go to: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/659157/

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