Planning & Environment

When Scottish Labour announced that local communities should have full control over on shore fracking in their area through a local referendum, I said that would set an interesting precedent, given that such a right is not extended to other controversial planning projects.

Now the Scottish Conservatives have said:

“So we support councils getting the right to block new windfarm applications – and compensation from developers for people whose properties fall in value as a result.”

The concept of local decision making seems to be gaining some traction.

Neil Collar