[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Wind farm appeal — deadline date  

Residents have just over two weeks left to have their say on whether a controversial wind farm in Somerset should be given the go-ahead.

The company behind the plans, Ecotricity, appealed against a decision by Sedgemoor District Council to reject its plans to build five wind turbines at the Inner Farm site near Brent Knoll and Burnham.

Members of the public have until January 10 to write to the planning inspector in Bristol to object or support the appeal.

The plans were rejected unanimously at a meeting in August.

The company was then told it would have six months to appeal against the decision.

Families for Clean Energy (FORCE) supported the bid while kNOll to Wind Farm protest group launched a campaign against it.

Ecotrocity has argued: “Wind energy is a source of clean, cheap power. A single wind turbine can prevent up to 5,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide being emitted into the atmosphere each year. Wind energy is here to stay. We need solutions to global warming problems now.”

When the bid was originally rejected, kNOll to Wind Farm said: “The location for this wind farm was inappropriate because the environmental, economic and social amenity implications would be so significant. This isn’t about global warming. It is about the suitability of the site.”

No date has yet been set for when the appeal will be reviewed and a final decision made.

thewestonmercury.co.uk

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter