Published: August 8, 2006
Countdown to a decision on Burnham-On-Sea wind farm

How the wind farm would look with Burnham-On-Sea in the background [Photomontage: Ecotricity]

A final decision is expected to be made on Tuesday (August 8th) as to whether a controversial wind farm planned for land on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea should get the go-ahead.

Sedgemoor planners will meet at 10am to decide whether Ecotricity's proposed five wind turbines (pictured) should be given a green or red light.

Members of FORCE (Families for Clean Energy) will speak in favour of the development, while opposing action group KNOll to Wind Farm will outline why it believes the scheme would not be in the best interests of the area.

How the wind farm would look next to the railway line [Photomontage: Ecotricity]Planners are recommending that the scheme turned down, as we revealed last week.

In a document, planners state: "Brent Knoll is an isolated hill formation rising from the low-lying Levels. To site five wind turbines in the foreground of this topological feature when viewed from publicly accessible viewpoints would destroy the character of the special landscape feature and the setting of the rural village of Brent Knoll, and its Listed Buildings on its lower slopes."

Ecotricity said the company would appeal to the Secretary of State if the scheme is turned down. "There's no question," said Dale Vince. "We know it's the right place. It's the council's responsibility to make a decision, but we can always get a second opinion." will have full coverage on the decision later today.

KNOll to Wind Farm protesters outside the village hall


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