Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the Conservative Party candidate for Berwick, has voiced her opposition to subsidies for more wind turbines across the country.
Conservatives say they would end the public subsidy for new onshore wind farms in the UK if they win an overall majority in the general election.
The party also says it would ensure that large-scale onshore wind farms in England and Wales are determined through the locally-led planning system rather than not the national infrastructure regime.
The Conservatives say they have already changed planning rules in England as part of the coalition government to give greater protection for landscape and heritage.
They are pledging to go further and amend planning policy in England to give “even greater protection to locally valued landscape, heritage and other local concerns.”
Anne-Marie Trevelyan commented: “Many families in North Northumberland, who are concerned that wind farms could be approved locally without their views being heard, will be appalled to hear about these plans for a massive expansion of onshore wind – I challenge Alan Beith and the Liberal Democrat and Labour candidates to either condemn them or come clean to local people about their plans for more windfarms.
“Now that we have enough onshore wind power to meet our renewables target we should be ending bill payer funded subsidies for newly planned projects and give local communities the decisive say on them, but only a Conservative government that would deliver that.
“At the next election local people now have a clear choice: between the strong leadership of the Conservatives who will protect our local natural beauty for our children and grandchildren – or a vote for any other party which would lead to the chaos of more publicly subsidised wind farms.”
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