Milton Keynes Council consultation on planning policy for wind turbines

Milton Keynes Council has launched a consultation on the Draft Wind Turbines Supplementary Planning Document and Emerging Policy: Wind Turbines Planning Applications (January 2012) (Wind Turbines SPD).

The consultation statement is available here

The draft Wind Turbines SPD provides guidance for large scale wind turbine planning applications. It seeks to increase protection of residential amenity, as well as the safety of pedestrians and horse riders. The draft SPD covers the whole of Milton Keynes Borough administrative area.

Questions
You can submit comments regarding any aspect of the SPD and Emerging Policy, or any of the background documents (Sustainability Appraisal, Evidence document, SPD Matters, Consultation Statement). However, they are also asking for your comments on the specific questions below:

1. Do you agree with the height definitions and the associated separation distances proposed in the draft emerging policy? If not, what do you consider that they should be?

2. Should the separation distance from wind turbines be measured from dwellings or settlements?

3. Do you agree with the suggested separation distances from footpaths and bridleways? If not, what policy do you think should apply to footpaths and bridleways?

The consultation period runs from Thursday 2 February 2012 until 5pm Wednesday 28 March 2012. Any person may make representations on the draft SPD within this consultation period. The draft SPD may be amended prior to adoption, to take into account issues raised during this consultation period.

Comments can be made online through the Limehouse consultation system at http://miltonkeynes-consult.objective.co.uk/portal, where you can also save and print a copy of your comments for your own records.

Or you can make comments by email or post

Email development.plans@milton-keynes.gov.uk
Please ensure that any written attachments are in Word format, not pdf. This helps to process your representations more efficiently.

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Wind Turbines Consultation
Development Plans
Milton Keynes Council
Civic Office
1 Saxon Gate East
Central Milton Keynes
MK9 3EJ

Loughton Parish Council encourages parishioners to make comments on this consultation and to send copies of submissions to us.

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