March 8, 2011
farm protests to continue despite EDF scaling back its plans
plans to build nine wind turbines on farmland near Burnham-On-Sea
have been scaled back following protests from residents nearby.
EDF Energy has this week submitted revised plans to have just
five turbines at Withy End Farm on the outskirts of East Huntspill
instead of the nine originally planned, as pictured above.
has also altered the positioning of the turbines to reduce the
environmental and visual impact on the area.
The company says that almost 500 people attended its public consultation
exhibitions last year, with 171 questionnaires completed.
Dennis Garry, development manager for the project, said on Tuesday:
"We believe that the Withy End Farm site is very suitable
for this kind of development. We would like to thank all those
who participated in the consultation as their feedback has played
a key role in helping to shape our final proposals for the site."
The plans will now go before Sedgemoor District Council for consideration.
Supporters of the 'No Huntspill Wind Farms' group say they will
continue to oppose the plans despite the scaled back application.