farm appeal date is set as campaigners gear up for a fight
fighting plans for a wind farm near Burnham-On-Sea are calling
on local people to get involved ahead of an appeal against its
farm protest group NoPilrow is urging residents to attend the
appeal over plans to build four 130-metre tall wind turbines on
land between Rooksbridge and Mark.
appeal against the wind farm's refusal, by energy firm Broadview
Energy, will be heard at The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre
in Burnham on January 7th and could last up to eight days.
says the wind farm could power 7,560 homes and the scheme, which
will see the company donate £2,500 per megawatt of capacity,
could generate up to £750,000 for community projects over
its 25-year lifetime.
Planning Inspector will consider evidence including written documents
and witnesses, before sending a report to the Secretary of State
for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles for a final
spokesman from the No Pilrow campaigning group said this week:
"Many individuals have previously objected to this wind farm
through the Sedgemoor planning website and while all these are
likely to be taken into account by the planning inspector, there
are other things we are asking residents to do in support."
include coming to some or all of the days of the appeal to demonstrate
an interest in the issues surrounding the proposed development,
enhancing your written objection by speaking at the appeal or
asking the inspector to view the site of the proposed development
from your house, garden or land."