What do you do when the pesky public isn’t going along with your evil plans? You change the rules to make it harder for them to thwart you. In the case of energy, the government has stacked the planning regulations in favour of it’s anti-environment agenda.
Communities Secretary Greg Clark has said that unless councils complete the planning process within 16 weeks, he will step in and make the decision for them. And he will decide any appeals. No prizes for guessing which way those appeals will go! Mwhahaha.
Contrast that to the government’s stance on wind farms, where they have decided that local communities must be able to veto them. The beauty is that on their own each policy looks sensible, but the overall trend is pure evil!