Planning And Environment Update: On the road to ruin or recovery?

How are planning applications for renewable energy projects dealt with, and why are such a high number the subject of intervention by the Secretary of State? Samantha Grange reports on the current state of play ‘Having regard to the 33 decisions issued to date, the Secretary of State’s refusal rate is a worrying 91%; just …
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