wind farm developer to seek planning permission 'in weeks'
Energy, the developer behind controversial plans for the proposed
Pilrow wind farm near Burnham-On-Sea, hosted two public exhibitions
this week to show residents its plans which, it says, will be
formally lodged with Sedgemoor District Council "within weeks".
visiting Broadview's exhibitions on Monday (February 20th) were
able to see new images of how the four proposed 130 metre tall
wind turbines would look - see photos at the bottom of this
page - and meet some of the independent expert consultants
who have been involved in both the project design process and
exhibitions, held in Mark and East Brent, were hailed a "success"
by Broadview even though just 45 residents attended.
Cosgrove, the Project Manager for the proposed Pilrow wind farm,
pictured above, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The residents who
attended the event found the information useful and we received
positive feedback from a number of them. People were really interested
in finding out about the project design process and why the wind
farm has been reduced in size."
confirmed: "Broadview intends to submit a planning application
for the proposed 8-12MW wind farm to Sedgemoor District Council
in the coming weeks."
residents attending the firm's exhibitions aired their concerns.
Local resident Clive Ham told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I think
these wind turbines are absolute monstrosities that will be terrible
for the area. Broadview's exhibition has actually illustrated
that they are far worse than I first imagined."
the No Pilrow group is holding several meetings for residents
opposed to the scheme this week. The first will be in Mark Village
Hall on Wednesday 22nd February from 7pm - 9pm, then in the Wellington
Arms, Rooksbridge on Thursday 23rd February from 7.30pm - 9.30pm,
and in East Brent Village Hall on Monday 27th February from 7pm