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Turbine plans blown off-course 

Credit:  Leighton Buzzard Observer, www.leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk 9 August 2011 ~~

A vociferous campaign against a proposed 125m-high wind farm in Stoke Hammond has gained ground after the closing date for objections was pushed back due to the volume of opposition to the project.

In just three weeks, the Stop Dorcas Lane Turbines Action Group (SDLTAG) has attracted 1,500 petition signatures, whilst Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) has received over 200 letters imploring it to block the proposal.

The huge response has prompted AVDC to extend the objection submission period and push back the planning meeting for the proposal to September 22 – while the LBO understands that Buckingham MP John Bercow will voice his opposition to the plans at a public meeting on September 16, the location of which has yet to be confirmed.

At present, Amersham-based Force 9 Energy have submitted a planning application to build a 70m ‘Met Mast’ on the site, which will be used to gauge the feasibility of a five-turbine wind farm, which would stand at 125m tall – meaning each turbine would be 100ft taller than Big Ben.

SDLTAG claim it is imperative to nip the proposal in the bud, as the wind farm could cause large disruption to surrounding villages including Soulbury, Hollingdon, Great Brickhill, Drayton Parslow, Stewkley, and Newton Longville.

For the full story, pick up the August 9 edition of the LBO.

Source:  Leighton Buzzard Observer, www.leightonbuzzardonline.co.uk 9 August 2011

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