to stop wind farm plans near Burnham gathers pace
of villagers near Burnham-On-Sea have stepped up their campaign
to prevent huge new wind turbines being built near their homes.
from East and West Huntspill attended a public meeting last week,
as pictured below, where they said the huge structures would blight
the landscape and destroy wildlife.
villagers have now formally launnched their campaign to fight
the wind farms in response to recent proposals from EDF Energy
Trott from The Huntspill Wind Farm Action Group told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Some types of turbines themselves are relatively quiet,
it is the blades moving through the air that make a horrific noise.
The vibration caused by the turbines can make people physically
visual impact on this wonderful part of Somerset will be totally
has recently submitted plans to Sedgemoor District Council for
a 60m tall weather data gathering mast on land to the south west
of Withy Farm, Withy Grove, in East Huntspill.
decision on the mast, which will measure wind speeds, is expected
in April and the future plans involve nine turbines on the site.
addition to this, 'green' power company Ecotricity has submitted
plans for a wind measuring mast on land at Black Ditch in West
Huntspill, off Puriton Road.
next to the Walpole Landfill Site, the future plan includes five
turbines which would collect enough power from the wind for 7,810
says the scheme will generate a huge contribution to the UK's
renewable energy targets and will save 11,082 tonnes of CO2.
District Council planning officer Chris Gomm has recommended the
measuring mast be approved when it considered by councillors later
first reported last October on the proposed
wind farms at West Huntspill.