March 7, 2006
photos of Burnham wind turbines released by pressure group
photos showing what the proposed wind farm on the outskirts of
Burnham-On-Sea will look like have been released this week by
the pressure group fighting the scheme.
'kNOll to Wind Farm' Action Group issued the photo montages to
give an impression of how the five huge wind turbines will look
if they were built next to Brent Knoll.
group has been buoyed up by two news items in recent days which,
it claims, strengthen its argument.
Andrew Manning said: "It is noted that Sedgemoor District
Council has, in the last few days, refused an application for
an 80ft mobile telephone mast with the explanation that 'The site
is on low, flat land in the countryside where the mast would be
prominent and obtrusive in the landscape especially when viewed
from the M5 motorway.'
are calling for consistency from the council when considering
any application for a wind farm here. If an 80ft telephone mast
at Isleport Business Park would be prominent and obtrusive as
viewed from the M5, surely turbines of over 300ft, at a similar
distance from the motorway built on low, flat countryside would
be greatly more prominent and obtrusive?"
'kNOll to Wind Farm' said it was also pleased to hear that the
Trade and Industry Secretary had refused an application for several
wind turbines at Whinash in Cumbria. It claims this was due to
"the impact on the environment."
- the company behind the wind farm scheme - is expected to submit
its planning application over the next few days.
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Ecotricity Web site