Northumberland County Council has at last produced a new spatial plan on which it is consulting local groups. The plan is mostly acceptable and forward looking, however concerns still exits over wind farm building.
The government has declared that these should not be imposed on inland districts, and that offshore sites are their preferred option.
The NCC declares that large sections of the countryside, though of considerable landscape value, are suitable for turbines. It states that this should not be allowed if they are not approved locally. It also states that re-turbining existing sites should be permitted.
Lowick Parish Council feels that there are still questions to be answered here. We print its responses to the plan under REN1 and REN2 [RENewable Energy 1 and 2].