Happy 2016 from Basingstoke Transition Network.
Consultation on the proposed modifications to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Local Plan following its inspection by the Planning Inspector closes on 8th February. The consultation can be read on http://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/localplanmods We have prepared an open letter to Councillors opposing the proposed change (mentioned in our October 2015 post below) that would make it exceedingly difficult to build a wind farm in B&D Borough. PlanningPolicyLetter16Jan2016
Please draw this to your Local Councillor’s attention – the Council clearly has not registered that there is widespread support for wind farms in the Borough. With the welcome COPS agreement in Paris the need is even greater for every Borough in the country to do its best to install renewable energy, and Basingstoke has good sites as described in the 2010 report cited in our letter.
Don’t forget to come to our AGM on Wed 13th January at 7.30 pm at Brookvale Hall, and put 17th to 24th September into your diaries as 2016’s Green Week!
Best wishes from Basingstoke Transition Network!