Laying down the law: A failure to heed conservation bodies can derail major projects
Sheridan Treger and Paul Grace on lessons to be learned from the refusal of an application for a wind farm because of its unacceptable impact on a nearby special protection areaIn Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film The Birds a passer-by who has seen an ominous gathering overhead of gulls remarks that it is the end of the world. ‘I hardly think a few birds are going to bring about
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