council unanimously votes against wind farm proposals
Brent parish councillors voted unanimously on Friday night (August
3rd) against plans to build a wind farm on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea.
parish council held a special meeting to hear the views of those
in favour of the scheme and against it before deciding whether
to lodge a formal objection against the controversial scheme.
firm Broadview wants to construct four 130-metre tall wind turbines
- each as tall as Brent Knoll - on land at Pilrow Farm, south
60 villagers attended Friday's meeting in East Brent Village Hall
at which the No Pilrow group, which is opposed to the plans, gave
several short presentations, followed by an open session when
members of the public were invited to comment and several villagers
spoke passionately in opposition.
as applicants, were invited by the Parish Council to participate
but did not attend and when the Parish Council Chairman invited
comments in support of the scheme nobody rose to defend the plans.
councillors then discussed the scheme in full before voting unanimously
to object against Broadview's plans.
the meeting, David Maund from the No Pilrow group told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We are absolutely delighted with the outcome of this meeting.
It shows the massive opposition to the scheme and is a key step
towards the whole application being rejected."
District councillors will have the ultimate say on whether the
plans go ahead. Comments are being welcomed by the council's planning
department until August 23rd and the proposals are then expected
to go before the council for a final decision in September or
October. The objection from the parish council will be considered
as part of the final decision.