farm developer hails survey showing support for wind energy
developers of the proposed new wind farm at Rooksbridge,
near Burnham-On-Sea, have this week welcomed a poll which shows
56 per cent of the British public support the expansion of wind
energy, compared to only 19 per cent who are opposed.
The YouGov poll, which was commissioned by the Sunday Times,
also found that 60 per cent of the 1,696 respondents support further
government investment in wind energy.
Tom Cosgrove, project manager at Broadview Energy Limited, said:
"This is a robust and authoritative piece of national research
which shows that the public understands why wind power is so important
in helping the UK to improve energy security and tackle climate
to wind farms, whilst typically vocal, is often very localised
to a particular development and this research shows that it is
not an accurate reflection of wider public opinion."
Broadview is working on a planning application for up to six
wind turbines on the Pilrow farm land immediately east of the
M5 between the villages of Rooksbridge and Mark.
A visit to an existing wind farm is being planned for early February,
which will give local people an opportunity to experience turbines
in operation. Broadview will also be holding a series of exhibitions
later that month to enable residents to view the latest plans.