Judge refuses to grant Vestas possession order
Workers occupying Vestas' Isle of Wight factory are celebrating today after a court refused to grant the company a possession order.
At a hearing yesterday (29 July, in Newport on the island, judge Graham White said the papers had not been correctly served to the workers in the building.
The problem, according to the court, was that while Vestas had named some workers in its legal documents it had not named all the protesters.
The judge adjourned the hearing until next Tuesday by which time Vestas is expected to try and serve all the protesters with legal papers.
However, the law requires individuals are given three days to examine the papers before the next court – effectively giving the firm until Saturday evening.
A spokesman for Vestas said: “Despite the UK government’s strong commitment to renewable energy – which was reconfirmed on 15 July 2009 by its Low Carbon Transition Plan.
“The local planning process for the construction of new onshore wind power plants in the UK remains an obstacle to the development of a more favourable market for onshore wind power.”
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