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MP praises local campaigners after Old Hutton power station plans get rejected at key planning meeting

November 2, 2018 4:16 PM

Tim and Old Hutton campaignersCommenting on the news that local councillors have rejected plans for a gas power station near Old Hutton, MP Tim Farron said:

"This is a great day for local democracy.

"In thirteen and a half years as an MP this was the first time I chose to put neutrality aside and speak at a planning committee meeting, because the risk to the local community created by this totally inappropriate proposal was too high.

"I'd like to pay tribute to all the campaigners including local councillor Hazel Hodgson who have stood up for their community and have defeated these plans for a second time."