Plans to give more people the chance to switch energy companies to a greener alternative could be thwarted due to opposition to a series of wind turbines in Derbyshire.
Both Derbyshire Dales district council and the Peak District National Park Authority are opposing plans to build four giant turbines at Carsington Pastures as they argue their visual impact on the local landscape would be too substantial, reports the Telegraph.
A two-year-old planning application for the turbines has already been turned down, but then this decision was overruled by the Planning Inspectorate.
A spokesman for the national park authority told the paper: "This is an important case because the decision could have implications for future wind farm applications near to other national parks in the UK."
He added that despite the authority's opposition to the turbines, it supported the "principle" of renewable energy.
Offshore wind farms are more popular as they are normally built over 12 miles out to sea and have a minimal visual impact.
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