Since publishing new wind energy guidance last June, Pickles has decided eight such recovered appeals, including the Highbridge scheme. Of these, he has dismissed seven.
October 2013: Pickles blocked plans for six turbines straddling Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.
December 2013: 12-turbine wind farm straddling Northamptonshire, Bedford-shire and Buckinghamshire refused.
December 2013: Pickles refused an application for a six-turbine wind farm in Cumbria.
January 2014: Pickles dismissed an appeal for a 62-metre turbine near the Cumbrian coast on the grounds of landscape harm.
February 2014: Pickles refused permission for a 47-metre turbine in the Lake District National Park.
February 2014: Pickles approved plans for seven wind turbines in Essex.
March 2014: Pickles refused plans for nine turbines in Leicestershire.
Oh that we could have any Eric Pickles in Scotland!