Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Bristol biofuel plant rejected in landmark planning decision | Bristol24-7

Bristol biofuel plant rejected in landmark planning decision Bristol24-7

I've not long returned from this meeting. Lib Dem Cllr Neil Harrison spoke particularly well in his public statement -as did Green Cllr Charlie Bolton who made a very forceful and concise contribution. Several speakers from the public made moving statements on ethics. Lib Dem Cllr Alex Woodman showed an excellent grasp of planning regulations and played a key role in formulating the reasons for rejecting the biofuel plan. Shame on Conservative Councillor (and Committee Chair) Barbara Lewis and Labour Councillor (and former Lord Mayor) Royston Griffey for voting in favour of the plan - presumeably they feel that the natural environment does not extend much beyond Bristol (!) and that sustainability is an issue that can be considered in narrow terms!

1 comment:

  1. Glenn

    thought you might be interested in my view on the need to change planning laws to take account of climate change

    http://bristolwestpaul.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/400/

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