The best will in the world, however, needs to be accompanied by timely action, firmly applied. The UK market has become a disaster area, due to the total failure of the physical planning system to cope with the concept of wind power development. Despite government and public support for wind, this goodwill cannot overcome an administrative system where the subjective views of a relatively small group of government officials are allowed to override national policy time and again. Not one planning permit for major wind farm construction has been granted in the past three years. Many have been refused.
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