The Ecotricity managing director told the Guardian newspaper that getting permission to build on brownfield sites was "just so much easier".
"In rural areas we repeatedly come up against a minority of local residents and councils adopting the 'not in my back yard' approach," he said in an interview with the paper.
"It's the complete opposite in urban/industrial areas where such proposals have been largely welcomed," he added. "In some cases they have been approved straight away."
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