Published: November 18, 2012
RSPCA's wind turbine plans for Brent Knoll centre set to be approved

Controversial plans to build a new wind turbine that will power Brent Knoll's RSPCA Centre look set to be approved by district councillors this week.

Sedgemoor District Council's planning officer Rebecca Miller has recommended that the application for the centre in Brent Road be approved.

The RSPCA wants to build a small-scale 11KW, 25 metre tall wind turbine that will have a hub height of 18.3 metres to provide energy for the centre.

Brent Knoll Parish Council has objected against the scheme on the basis that the the character and appearance of the local area and landscape would be harmed.

However, Sedgemoor's Landscape Officer states in a report on the application: "I consider that the proposed turbine, being relatively small scale, is well related to the existing RSPCA buildings, and will not be a dominating feature in the landscape. The proposed development will only have a moderately adverse impact on the landscape."

The case officer has recommended the application be approved when the council's development control committee meets in Bridgwater on Tuesday.

"The proposed wind turbine will not significantly undermine the character or appearance of the local landscape by virtue of its relatively moderate scale, proximity to existing agricultural development and of the nature of the proposed development itself," she says.


Bookmark and Share

Search Burnham-On-Sea.com|Add Burnham-On-Sea.com to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from Burnham-On-Sea.com|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube