Blimp protest planned at site of planned wind farm near Burnham
near Burnham-On-Sea who are fighting two major wind farm applications
are set to take their campaign to the skies on Monday (February
will be flying a blimp hundreds of feet above the spot where the
turbines could be built near East Huntspill.
from the Huntspill Wind Farm Action Group will launch the balloon
at the same height as the proposed turbines.
blimp will fly at 400ft, demonstrating the enormous height these
structures extend to," spokeswoman Julie Trott told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
comes as two public meetings are being held with council chiefs
this week to discuss the two applications from EDF Energy and
will make a tour of the Huntspill area in advance of a meeting
on Monday evening at 6pm in East Huntspill Village Hall to discuss
the EDF plan.
second, separate meeting will take place at Balliol Hall in West
Huntspill on Thursday evening to discuss Ecotricitys plan.
all the rhetoric of the developers promising that there will be
no noise disturbance at the Fullabrook wind farm in Devon, many
peoples lives have been blighted as they are being kept
awake at night with the constant thumping from the turbines,"
Ms Trott added.
EDF and Ecotricity say their turbines, placed close to the M5,
will not spoil the landscape and are needed to reduce reliance
on fossil fuels.
wind farm has been proposed on the outskirts of Rooksbridge by
developer Broadview, which is behind plans for the controversial
Pilrow Wind Farm.
Top, a photomontage from Ecotricity showing the planned wind turbines;
centre - an image of how the scheme would look according to the
campaigners, some of whom are shown above