Pickles derailed fifty onshore wind turbines in 2014

The secretary of state's decision to block planning approval for multiple onshore wind projects last year reveals the “extreme politicisation" of the sector

More onshore wind turbines may have been in the pipeline if Pickles had not blocked them (photograph: jorisvo/123RF)Communities secretary Eric Pickles blocked the development of 50 onshore wind turbines last year by dismissing the advice of planning inspectors.

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