June 15, 2011
wind farm consultation events underway this week
plans for a new wind farm on the outskirts of Rooksbridge, near
Burnham-On-Sea, are on show this week.
first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com last
week, Broadview Energy Limited, a renewable energy company,
is in the early stages of plans to build six wind turbines on
farmland immediately east of the M5 motorway, around 1km south
The firm says its initial studies indicate that the site - called
Pilrow Wind Farm - is a good location for a farm of this size.
Broadview is visiting a number of locations in the local area
with a mobile exhibition vehicle this week, as follows:
Thursday 16th June 9.30-1.30pm Rooks Bridge, layby,
Chapel Rd (off A38)
Thursday 16th June 4.00-8.00pm East Brent parish hall,
Brent Rd, East Brent
Friday 17th June 10.00-2.00pm White Horse Inn, The
Friday 17th June 4.00-7.00pm Rooks Bridge, layby, Chapel
Rd (off A38)
Saturday 18th June 10.00-2.00pm ASDA car park, Caxton
aim is to introduce the community to the company, outline the
proposals for the project and invite residents to have their say.
Further details are on the dedicated Pilrow project web pages
The firm's Tom Cosgrove told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We believe
the nature of the landscape to the east of Brent Knoll, which
is dominated by man-made features such as the M5, has the capacity
to accommodate a small wind farm."
"Its widely recognised that our reliance on fossil
fuels must change. Onshore wind energy is a clean, low carbon
and well established technology which is making a tangible contribution
to the UKs energy needs."
company will also be consulting with a number of local and national
organisations including English Heritage, Natural England and
the Lower Axe Drainage Board.