farm protesters say supporters' meeting 'was unsuccessful'
campaign group that is fighting plans for six 140m tall wind turbines
on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea has
questioned why a poorly-attended event for supporters was hailed
a success by its organisers.
Energy held the meeting for supporters at the Webbington Hotel
last week and said the meeting had been successful, as reported
However, Nick Woolmington, Chairman of the NoPilrow group opposed
to the Rooksbridge wind farm proposals, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"There were only about fifteen people in attendance. Of these,
four were Broadview employees and at least four more were local
farmers and family who have entered into agreements with the company."
"Our own social event, a cheese and wine party at East Brent
Village Hall last Friday was attended by at least five times that
number and a total of £500 was raised to help fight this
wind farm proposal."
added: "I am not stating these figures in a spirit of triumphalism
far from it. I am simply trying to put on record facts
that Broadview and their financially powerful publicity organisation
are so anxious to hide."
"To put it quite bluntly, Broadview are for all practical
purposes without supporters in the area with the exception of
those people who have a vested interest. It is important that
this is understood both by the public generally and perhaps more
so by our elected representatives."
Broadview intends to submit a planning application for its six
turbines at the Pilrow wind farm site in early 2012 and,
if approved, the site could be operational in the summer of 2013.