backs Burnham wind farm protest group during visit to area
member of the European Parliament visited the Burnham-On-Sea area
on Thursday (February 23rd) and give his support to campaigners
fighting a proposed wind farm development.
Chichester, Conservative MEP and Energy Spokesman for the South
West, visited East Brent and Rooksbridge at the invitation of
the NoPilrow Campaign, who are opposed to the Rooksbridge Wind
was told how energy firm Broadview plans to build four 130 metre
tall wind turbines that would be as tall as Brent Knoll.
Chichester is very supportive of our opposition to the scheme
and was happy to meet us," a NoPilrow spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"The MEP was given a tour around the planned wind farm site
and was able to see for himself the existing met mast, which is
only a little over half the height and a fraction of the width
of the proposed turbines."
"Afterwards, he was taken back to the Battleborough Grange
hotel where he was able to get a clear view over the Somerset
Levels and to see the visual and environmental effects these turbines
Members of East Brent Parish Council and County Councillor John
Denbee, plus members of the Wells Conservative Association, were
present at the meeting.