Wind farm planning changes

Communities are to be given a greater say in where onshore wind farms are located and gain more benefits from them under changes announced by the government.

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Wind farm planning changes welcomed by campaigners

Some see them as a blot on the landscape while others believe they could be the future of green energy, but today, those who believe wind turbines are a rural monstrosity have welcomed new rules that could make it easier to stop them from being built.

The Government has published new rules which mean communities will be consulted sooner, but those which say yes to turbines could get financial incentives. James Webster has more.

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