Knoll residents form action group to fight wind farm plans
An action group has been formed to oppose
the proposed development of a wind farm between Burnham-On-Sea
and Brent Knoll.
action group, which is called 'kNOll to Windfarm', has been created
by concerned residents of Brent Knoll.
comes just a week after Ecotricity unveiled plans to build five
65 metre turbines on land at Edithmead to produce enough electricity
for 8,000 homes.
the proposals are supported by some residents in the area, others
have concerns about the potential environmental, safety, economic
and social impacts of the proposals.
a statement this week, a spokesman for the 'kNOll to Windfarm'
group said: "The action group wishes to ensure that a robust
debate is held concerning the potential impact of the proposals
by clearly making a strong case against the proposals."
"We will seek to achieve this through attempting to make
everyone aware of the proposals, researching the issues associated
with such developments and making this research available to concerned
parties, lobbying local, regional and national politicians and
making formal representations to the planning authorities."
people are very concerned about the potential impact of such a
scheme, which is close to residential areas and social amenities
including a school, as well as being sited in a highly visible
location within a historic landscape."
people search the Web for information on such developments elsewhere
in the UK and the world, and see that concerns are raised about
the health implications of such schemes, the negative effects
on local economies, noise generation, the huge visual impact,
and also the power generating merits of such schemes questioned,
it is not surprising they are worried, and want to know more."
Ecotricity is planning to hold an open day at Burnham's Scout
HQ on Tuesday November 15th between 10.30am and 8pm, when residents
of the area can find out more and make up their own minds about
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