[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

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


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Residents round on Ockendon turbine plan  

Credit:  by Matt Abbott, Chief Reporter | Thurrock Gazette | 29 October 2014 | www.thurrockgazette.co.uk ~~

Plans to build two 250 foot tall wind turbines on green belt land in Ockendon are being opposed by residents.

A petition with almost 50 signatures from residents living in Hamble Lane and Eriff Drive South Ockendon has been passed to the council, after plans to build the turbines on a former landfill site and land belonging to the Ockendon Academy were lodged with the council.

The giant windmills would provide renewable energy to The Ockendon Academy and also a direct supply to the National Grid, enough to power 500 homes.

The applicant, Rural Arisings Ltd, is also promising to pay the Little Belhus Trust Fund forum £10,000 out of any income made.

But residents aren’t happy. In a letter to the council, Mariella Petralia said: “I urge the Council to protect this precious local rural landscape and reject this application, as this is likely to lead to many applications for similar developments around the area.

“This visual impact would compromise the landscape character.”

Chris Baker, Ukip councillor for Ockendon, said: “This is not what the residents want, or what they asked for. We think if local people oppose this decision they should have the opportunity to oppose it.”

Source:  by Matt Abbott, Chief Reporter | Thurrock Gazette | 29 October 2014 | www.thurrockgazette.co.uk

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

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

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


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.