The windfarm proposed by Broadview Energy Ltd between the villages of Helmdon, Greatworth and Sulgrave was the subject of a public inquiry held in Towcester in October last. The Inspector was due to publish his decision towards the end of December last year. However, during the Inquiry, the responsible government Minister, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles, announced that he would be making the final decision himself, after considering the report and recommendations of the Inspector. Publication of this decision was set for May 24th. The government recently published revised planning practice guidelines, to which the Inspector must have regard in preparing his report and the Secretary of State in reaching his decision, which will now be published on or before July 9th.