Reported comments by Lincolnshire MP and Energy Minister John Hayes on wind farms last week triggered a response from East Lindsey District Council.
ELDCâ€™s Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration, Coun Craig Leyland, said: â€śEast Lindsey District Council has always taken a robust stance with any on-shore wind proposals that would impact harmfully upon the character and appearance of our valued landscape and our residents.
â€śThat stance has been strongly put to and noted by Government advisors and Planning Inspectors at the numerous appeals weâ€™ve fought.
â€śJohn Hayesâ€™ comments appear to signal a change in direction from the Government which we welcome.
â€śThis council is spending hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayerâ€™s money each year to defend its planning decisions against energy giants and what needs to happen now is that central government policies are changed to reflect this new direction.â€ť
Prime Minister David Cameron said in the House of Commons there has been no change towards renewable energy.
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