July 13, 2006
farm group sets out its objections
to Windfarm, the pressure group set up to oppose the proposed
development of a wind farm between Burnham-On-Sea and Brent Knoll,
has this week submitted an extensive document to Sedgemoor's Planning
Committee setting out its objections.
Manning, spokesperson for the group, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The key planning guidelines published by the Government
covering wind farms is known as PPS22. This document makes it
quite clear that, like all developments, location, location, location
is critical when considering any proposed developments."
note that a spokesperson for Somerset County Council, referring
to its soon-to-be-launched 'Somerset Wind Initiative' made a similar
observation that some locations are suitable and some aren't.
We believe that this reinforces our position stated from day one;
whilst wind farms are arguably a good source of renewable energy,
the proposed location near Burnham is not suitable, which has
been selected by the developer on an opportunistic basis."
examines location under a number of headings which may be summarised
as follows Environmental Impact; Economic Impact; and Social Impact."
have made well researched and robust objections against these
criteria. We believe that rational assessment of this location
leads to a simple conclusion. 'Burnham Without' should be 'Burnham
without a Windfarm'."
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