farm lobby group collects signatures in Burnham-On-Sea
To Wind, a lobby group funded by the wind energy industry, has
been collecting signatures in Burnham-On-Sea as the debate over
controversial plans to build a new wind farm outside the town
group collected signatures from holidaymakers and shoppers in
the High Street on Friday (August 3rd), as pictured.
comes as energy firm Broadview wants to construct four 130-metre
tall wind turbines on land at Pilrow Farm, south of Rooksbridge,
Maund, from the No Pilrow campaign group, believes the signatures
are being collected to support Broadview's application despite
much opposition from villagers in and around Rooksbridge.
Maund told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "At this time of the year
most people passing the Yes To Wind stall were holidaymakers but
they were still asked to support the Pilrow Wind Farm."
asked about the activity by a member of No Pilrow, 'Jeff', one
of the professional activists, admitted that he and his colleagues
were being paid by Broadview for their services."
the same day, East Brent Parish Council had a planning meeting
to discuss the wind farm, which was full to overflowing with concerned
residents, but no Broadview representative was present. The parish
council voted unanimously to object to the wind farm."
Maund added: "Broadview or their agents are prepared to actively
engage with visitors to the area yet appear to be unprepared to
meet residents who will be affected by this proposal. We feel
it shows a dismissive attitude towards residents."