farm company plays down concerns regarding TV interference
wind farm developer has this week played down claims that large
numbers of TV viewers could face interference if four proposed
turbines are built near Burnham-On-Sea.
first reported here
earlier this week, the No Pilrow campaign group claims thousands
of TV viewers could face interference from the 130-metre tall
wind turbines - each as tall as Brent Knoll - on land at Pilrow
Farm, south of Rooksbridge.
Lisa Ross from wind farm developer Broadview told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The findings of our numerous environmental and technical
studies have demonstrated that the Pilrow site is an excellent
location for a small wind farm. The assessment of effects on television
reception has identified that some properties that are currently
using one of the local transmitters - Mendip, Wenvoe or Stockland
Hill - could be affected once the turbines are operational."
in most cases, a simple retuning of the television should pick
up an alternative service from the three local transmitters. The
assessment also confirms that no homes where there is no alternative
off-air service will be affected."
added: "As outlined in our planning application, a baseline
television reception study conducted by a qualified television
engineer will be submitted to Sedgemoor District Council before
construction takes place so that, for any interference that is
attributable to the wind farm, we can implement mitigation, such
as, reposition of aerials to obtain a stronger signal from the
Broadview claims that in addition to providing a local community
fund worth up to £750,000, the four turbines will generate
a "significant amount" of sustainable electricity, create
local jobs and stimulate investment in local businesses.
the No Pilrow group will be holding a public exhibition when visitors
will be able to find out more about the proposals. The event will
be held at the Wellington Arms in Rooksbridge on Tuesday 7th August
at 7.30pm when all will be welcome.