farm protest group holding series of roadshows this week
series of roadshows organised by campaigners against a controversial
wind farm near Burnham-On-Sea is underway this week.
firm Broadview wants to construct four 130-metre tall wind turbines
on land at Pilrow Farm, south of Rooksbridge.
No Pilrow campaign group, which is opposed to the scheme, is holding
a series of exhibitions to inform local people about the hotly-debated
first event will be held in Mark Village Hall today (Tuesday)
from 5pm to 10pm, followed by East Brent Village Hall on Wednesday
(25th July) from 4pm to 9pm, and The Wellington Arms on Thursday
26th July from 4pm to 9pm. A further event will also be held at
The Wellington Arms on Tuesday 7th August from 4pm to 9pm.
will be able to pop in at their leisure and NoPilrow committee
members will be able to assist them in making their comments to
Sedgemoor's planning department," NoPilrow spokesman David
Maund told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
added: "The proven overwhelming local opposition to the proposed
Pilrow Wind Farm supported by the District Councils decision
to reject two wind farm applications at Huntspill should be sufficiently
indicative of the way the majority of local people feel. Vested
interests, both political and financial, see this area and its
natural beauty simply as a resource to be exploited irrespective
of the harm it causes to people and the environment."
is now abundantly clear from so much recent national coverage
of the wind farm industry that this gravy train has finally been
exposed for the financial scam it is - just another way of moving
money out of the pockets of the majority into the pockets of the
MP Tessa Munt has this week reaffirmed her opposition to the proposed
wind farm at Rooksbridge. "I am happy to continue my support
for the No Pilrow Wind Farm group," she said. "I do
not believe that turbines of this size are appropriate for this
part of Somerset and I am fully behind the many people in Rooksbridge,
East Brent and other nearby villages in their objections."
Denbee, County Councillor for Rooksbridge, has also voiced his
concerns, saying: "I object to the planning application for
large industrial sized wind turbines at Rooksbridge. I have no
objection in principle to wind turbines but I believe that they
should be located where they are most effective - probably offshore
or remote - and where they do not have a major visual or serious
noise impact upon nearby residents. The site at Rooksbridge is