New Burnham wind farm photos are 'misleading and unrepresentative'
campaigners fighting a proposed wind farm on the outskirts of
Burnham-On-Sea say new images released by the developer are "misleading
firm Broadview wants to build four 130-metre tall wind turbines,
each as tall as Brent Knoll, on land at Pilrow Farm south of Rooksbridge.
campaign group NoPilrow says that it believes that the panoramic
montages produced by Broadview Energy are both "misleading
and unrepresentative of the actual view that will be seen by local
group's David Maund told Burnham-On-Sea.com said that most of
the images are viewed from a distance and "do not represent
the enormous visual impact and environmental damage that would
be caused to the area."
He added: "We have taken specialist advice regarding these
montages and have been told that they 'should be viewed with the
image curved around ones head'! Local residents do not look
for complicated photo trickery, they simply wish to see the visual
effect this wind farm will have on the outlook from their houses,
as well as from the surrounding areas."
"We have taken these montages as shown on the Broadview
Energy Website and had them converted to single-frame images with
a 75mm focal length. These images can be viewed flat on a computer
screen and are in a format that everyone is familiar with. It
is obvious that the effects will be far worse than the situation
Broadview is trying to project."
addition we at NoPilrow and local people generally are very concerned
that they have not seen a single montage produced from the gardens
of residents who will have a direct outlook onto the wind farm
site; including those residents in the Mudgely Road area of Rooksbridge,
the houses all along Old Bristol Road and A370 in East Brent and
the houses along the A38 where all will have clear views over
flat open countryside of these 400+ ft monstrosities."
David continued: "These montages should have been produced
a long time ago in a simple clear format. I am in no doubt that
the residents will be horrified when the real implications hit
home and they are faced with the true representation of views
from their homes. It seems to me that the only logical explanation
for Broadviews lack of relevant material is that they are
only too aware of the enormous significant visual impact this
wind farm will generate. Many residents from Mark, Rooksbridge
and East Brent have asked how this industrial site will affect
their house and it is clearly Broadviews responsibility
to answer these concerns."
NoPilrow are holding several fund raising events in the coming
weeks, including a fun horse racing night on Friday 27th April
in Mark Village Hall, which at £10 per head will include
a pig roast. For further details, call 07921 220343.