03 Sep '12, 10am

Shock news: The Chancellor has done something the renewables industry likes!

He may not have enamoured himself to the renewable energy industry in recent months, but Chancellor George Osborne's latest commitment to streamline planning rules in order to deliver faster decisions for proposed infrastructure projects has today been welcomed by the sector. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show at the weekend, Osborne confirmed the government would look once again at the controversial topic of planning reforms with a view to shortening the amount of time many infrastructure projects have to wait for planning decisions. FURTHER READING China could take key role in UK nuclear infrastructure through Hinkley Point Chief scientist issues warning over DECC budget cuts "I think we can speed up planning – it is absolutely ludicrous that it takes years to get planning decisions in this country," he said. "You can get much faster decisions on the Continent, let a...

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