Drax Re-power

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Drax Re-power

Received 06 August 2018
From Jacqueline Walkden

Representation

As someone who is and will be affected by climate change I want to make the point that the proposal is not a sustainable development as defined in the National Planning Policy Framework, as it is not compatible with a transition to a low-carbon future.
The Secretary State has set a precedent for this by refusing permission for open-case mining and stating “The negative impact on greenhouse gases and climate change receives very considerable adverse weight in the planning balance.”