WINDFARMS AND LARGE TURBINES SHOULD NOT BE PERMITTED IN DESIGNATED “AREAS OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY”
So far there have been only two windfarms allowed in AONBs. But more applications are arriving. While the main remit of a National Park is quite a wide one, the remit of an AONB is much narrower – to conserve landscape. The key words are “to conserve and enhance NATURAL beauty”.
There is simply no point in designating Areas of Outstanding NATURAL beauty, and paying for all their concomitant bureaucracy, if their landscapes can’t be protected from industrial structures.