Tuesday, 18 December 2012

L.C.C. consult the people..sort of ?


Lincolnshire County Council have decided to go to the people and ask about wind farms. They could have commissioned an outside company to do the survey which would have given the result some credibility, but have instead opted to do it themselves presumably in the belief that only the residents that are anti-wind will take the time to protest.

Not sure how long this has been live but they want replies by 17th January 2013.
You can complete the survey here :       LCC windfarm survey 

These are the questions asked on the online survey. I'm not sure what they'll do if the result doesn't back up their stated position.. presumably retract it?

The questions are:

2. Wind farms should play a part in meeting Lincolnshire’s future energy needs *
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
No opinion

3. Any wind farm development should give due regard to other social and environmental considerations *
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
No opinion

4. How important are the following factors in deciding where to locate new wind farm developments?

a. The impact on Lincolnshire’s landscapes, including areas of outstanding natural beauty and coastal conservation *
Very important
Important
Not very important
Not important at all
No opinion

b. The impact on areas of historic or scientific interest *
Very important
Important
Not very important
Not important at all
No opinion

c. The impact on the day-to-day lives of residents *
Very important
Important
Not very important
Not important at all
No opinion

d. The impact on the county’s tourism economy *
Very important
Important
Not very important
Not important at all
No opinion

5. The council’s guidelines should be taken into consideration by local planning authorities and developers when deciding where to locate new developments *
Strongly agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
No opinion


Please take a bit of time to complete the survey and good luck in selecting answers that reflect your views!

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