Replace the ban with a community safeguard
Under England’s ban, one objector can block a project even if it has majority local support. We think that is unfair. Our alternative would be a two-step process where if more than 20% of local residents sign a petition opposing an onshore wind project, the proposal is put to a local referendum. Unlike the government’s undemocratic ban, the Community Safeguard would allow onshore wind projects supported by local people to be built, while those without local support wouldn’t go ahead.