June 19, 2011
people give 'mixed response' to Rooksbridge wind farm plans
living near the site of a proposed new £20million wind farm
near Burnham-On-Sea have this week given a 'mixed reaction' to
the plans during a series of consultation events.
160 people attended the five consultation events, held from Thursday
to Saturday, when the details of the controversial project went
on show for the first time.
first reported earlier
this month that Broadview Energy is in the early stages of
a project to build six wind turbines on farmland east of the M5
motorway, around 1km south of Rooksbridge.
The firm says its studies indicate the site, called Pilrow Wind
Farm, is a good location for a farm of this size.
Broadview's project manager, Tom Cosgrove, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
at the consultation event outside Highbridge's Asda store on Saturday
morning (June 18th) that not all local people are in favour of
project has attracted a mixed reception, but all the visitors
have been very interested in finding out more. We have been visited
by just as many people for the scheme as against it."
consultation events like this are being planned for July when
more details about the scheme will be available."
The company is also consulting with several local and national
organisations including English Heritage, Natural England and
the Drainage Board. Further details regarding the project are
available on the dedicated Pilrow website here.
The Broadview project team in Highbridge on Saturday June 18th
during their consultation event