Pagano, M. UN Ruling Puts Future Wind Farms in UK in Jeopardy
Tribunal warns that the Government acted illegally by denying public participation
Margareta Pagano, the Independent
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Plans for future wind farms in Britain could be in jeopardy after a United Nations legal tribunal ruled that the UK Government acted illegally by denying the public decision-making powers over their approval and the “necessary information” over their benefits or adverse effects.
The new ruling, agreed by a United Nations committee in Geneva, calls into question the legal validity of any further planning consent for all future wind-farm developments based on current policy, both onshore and offshore.