June 23, 2011
MP praises wind farm firm's community consultation
MP has this week praised an energy firm which plans to build a
new wind farm on the outskirts of the town.
Munt met with representatives from Broadview Energy Limited to
hear about their plans for a six-turbine wind farm on land close
to the M5 near Rooksbridge.
was among the 160 people who visited the company's wind farm consultation
exhibitions, held over several days.
Tessa told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I am on record for criticising
a lack of consultation on other projects locally in the past,
so I welcome the companys invitation for local people to
speak with its representatives to give their support, or to air
their concerns. The proposed development is in its very earliest
stages, so now is the time to speak up."
company has made the right start in being open with the public
so any worries can be expressed from the beginning. Broadview
Energys community involvement plans, where local organisations
can benefit year-on-year from some of the income from the electricity
generated, seem to be a step in the right direction. Real local
support is something I have been pushing for with other companies,
for example the proposed Hinkley C power station."
The MP added that she is keen for the Burnham area to contribute
to the ambitious CO2 emission reduction targets set by the Government,
namely a 50% cut on 1990 levels by 2027.
efficiency is vital and something we are concentrating on through
the new Green Deal. The Energy Bill is currently making its way
through the House of Commons and I have a seat on the Committee,
going through the proposed legislation clause by clause."
"However, we also need to address the very real challenge
of rural fuel poverty - producing energy in ways which do not
mean exorbitant bills for the future, which shields us from being
held to ransom by other countries over their precious
resources, and which do not pollute the Earth - creating problems
for our children and grandchildren. Wind and wave energy are a
crucial part of this mix."
first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com earlier
this month, Broadview Energy is in the early stages of plans
to build six wind turbines on farmland immediately east of the
M5 motorway, around 1km south of Rooksbridge.