Published: July 25, 2011
room only as 200 attend Rooksbridge wind farm meeting
than 200 concerned residents filled a village hall near Burnham-On-Sea
to air their concerns about plans for a controversial new wind
There was standing room only in East Brent Village
Hall as residents flocked to take part in the
debate regarding the proposed six 140-metre tall wind turbines
at a site called Pilrow Farm 1km south of Rooksbridge.
of the 'No Pilrow' protest group and
residents swapped a number of heated exchanges with the developer,
Broadview Energy, during the two-hour public meeting, which is
number of concerns regarding the visual, environmental and financial
impact were raised while Broadview's team of three (pictured above)
- who were the only people in the hall to speak in favour of the
plans - did their best to defend it.
Woolmington, Chairman of the No
Pilrow group, told Burnham-On-Sea.com afterwards: "This
meeting has been very successful in showing Broadview the strength
of local feeling against the plans. Our momentum against the proposals
is really starting to grow."
But Tom Cosgrove, project manager at Broadview,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We found the meeting very useful
in speaking directly to the residents and getting our point-of-view
across. These are very early days for the project."