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Plans submitted for 100-metre wind turbine near Stoke Bardolph Sewage Treatment Works  

Credit:  February 12, 2013 | By Winnie Agbonlahor | Nottingham Post | www.thisisnottingham.co.uk ~~

Plans have been submitted for a 100-metre wind turbine.

Severn Trent Water is behind the proposal for land to the north of Stoke Bardolph Sewage Treatment Works, off Stoke Lane.

The news comes after previous plans for two 132-metre wind turbines on land next to the Poplars Sports Ground in neighbouring Burton Joyce were rejected by Gedling Borough Council in March last year.

Burton Joyce Parish Council is gearing up for a second battle. It has reinstated its wind turbine working group to study the new proposals and submit a response.

Parish councillor Steve Cluff, chairman of the group, said: “We’re almost certainly going to object to this proposal. It is absolutely ridiculous that Severn Trent have applied for a wind turbine, so similar to the last one, which was turned down.

“It is a waste of councillors’ time and taxpayers’ money.

“This is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

Parish councillor Chris Hutt said local people were “almost universally against it”.

He added: “The biggest threat is to the sports field, which has more than 20 football teams, lots of cricket teams and archery teams and a bowls club. It won’t survive without these people being able to do what they do.”

He thought the latest plans were not significantly different to the previous ones.

The previous application attracted more than 1,190 letters of objection and Burton Joyce Parish Council submitted a 200-page document against it.

But Severn Trent said it had considered in detail the reasons behind the refusal and revised its scheme.

A document supporting the application says research has shown that “a reduction in both turbine number and specification would minimise the scope for adverse effects arising from the scale, bulk, form and layout of the proposal”.

The document adds: “Severn Trent Water Ltd believe they can make a meaningful contribution in reducing the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere which, in turn, would help stabilise climate conditions and help secure a safer future.”

The company also said it was committed to working with the community to discuss its plans.

Source:  February 12, 2013 | By Winnie Agbonlahor | Nottingham Post | www.thisisnottingham.co.uk

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