Wind farm protesters near Burnham meet to draw up appeal plans
against a controversial wind farm near Burnham-On-Sea are holding
another public meeting today (Wednesday) as they gear up to fight
the developer's appeal application.
Energy wants to build four 130-metre tall wind turbines - each
as tall as Brent Knoll - on land at Pilrow Farm, south of Rooksbridge.
Sedgemoor District Council rejected
the scheme in April, but Broadview later submitted
a formal appeal to the Planning Inspectorate in a bid to overturn
public meetings have been arranged this week by campaign group
NoPilrow in conjunction with the Parish Council.
first was held last night, as pictured, at The Wellington Arms
in Rooksbridge and another will be held tonight at East Brent
Village Hall (on Wednesday 10th July) from 6pm.
appeal is not due to go ahead until January 2014.
Maund from the group said: "We would urge as many residents
to attend as can make it. At
each meeting individual members of both the Parish Council and
the NoPilrow Committee will be providing information and answering
any queries residents may have."
well as all the information we have about Broadviews original
Planning Application we will have copies of the Appeal documents,
timings where known and suggested draft letters for those who
may wish to write an objection."
would like to discuss the practicalities with anyone who may wish
to speak at the appeal hearing and also for those who may want
their property included in a list to be visited by the Inspector."
vast majority of residents are against Broadviews plans
to erect four Massive wind turbines near our homes some
as little as 600m from dwellings. Our Parish Council and most
adjacent councils have refused their application, Sedgemoor District
Council and the District Planners have refused their Application
and SCC Landscape Officers, English Heritage, National Trust,
RSPB and others oppose the application."