Councils wasting money fighting wind energy schemes

We have previously written about our own experience in Cumbria where Allerdale Borough Council admitted to spending over £80,000 of tax payers money fighting (and loosing) appeals against various wind energy planning applications, including our own. It would seem even this amount is small change compared to East Ridings in Yorkshire.

Yes2Wind are reporting that East Ridings have spent a jaw-dropping £210,000 to £240,000 fighting various planning applications loosing the last 5 consecutive appeals in a row! It’s good to see some councils still have plenty of money to waste on your behalf despite the cutbacks.