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Wind farm inquiry set to open  

A public inquiry into the proposed wind farm on land in Edithmead gets underway tomorrow (Tuesday).

The investigation, which is scheduled to last eight days, is taking place at the Princess in Burnham until Friday, August 17.

Ecotricity, the company behind the plans, originally had their application for five wind turbines – each one almost 80m high – at a farm off Stoddens Lane, rejected in August last year.

The proposal also included an electricity sub-station, formation of access tracks, hard standing areas, and plans for improvements to vehicle access off Stoddens Lane.

It was originally stated that the wind farm would generate the equivalent annual electricity demand of over 10,000 households.

However, after receiving 210 letters objecting to the scheme, and only 16 in support, Sedgemoor District Council decided to throw the plans out.

By David Hemming

Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News

6 August 2007

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