People opposed to onshore wind farms should not have their views "ridden over roughshod", the planning minister has told the energy minister in a private letter.
Nick Boles told John Hayes, a fellow Conservative, that "local people have genuine concerns" and "wind farms are not appropriate in all settings".
The Daily Telegraph has been told that Mr Boles warned Mr Hayes in the letter that people "bitterly resented" having onshore wind farm developments imposed on them by planners after an inquiry.
The intervention will be a major boost for communities which are fighting the construction of turbines near their homes.
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