Ministry of Exterior Decorating

Here's one for the ages, the Ministry of the Environment, henceforth known as the Ministry of Exterior Decorating, rejected an application for wind turbines (aka enviromentally clean energy) on a residence because they were...get this...unattractive.

This is of course the same Ministry (or perhaps more accurately Minister) that issued a Special Development Order to destroy woodland and coastal reserve at Southlands though.

The article in the paper today sums up the incoherence and inconsistency of planning decisions. But it boils down to the age old saying of "It's not what you know it's who you know."

If I were Mr. Miller, I'd move my wind turbine to a protected coastal or woodland reserve and make it 10 stories high so that it violates every height restriction - then it's sure to get approved.

Oh, and most importantly, pay your membership dues and resubmit the planning application through a preferred developer (here or here).

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