‘Wind parks face 10-year delays’

Long and complicated building procedures mean that off-shore wind parks take 10 years to get off the ground, warns a report by the environmental organisation Natuur en Milieu on Friday.

As a result, the government’s target for 6.000MW of off-shore wind power by 2020 will not be met, the report says.
The organisation says seven different government bodies are involved with the planning process for off-shore wind parks and internal rivalries create further delays.
It is callomg on the government to apply the same approach to wind parks as it does to other infrastructure projects. This makes making sure investment is ear-marked on a long term basis, it says.

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