Huntspill wind farm inquiry decision delayed until May
public inquiry into controversial proposals to build four 400ft-tall
wind turbines near Burnham-On-Sea will not be completed until
May after unexpected delays to this week's landscape discussions.
firm Ecotricity is seeking to reverse Sedgemoor District Council's
decision to reject its proposals to build four wind turbines in
West Huntspill, pictured above.
appeal, which is underway at Burnham's Princess Theatre this week,
had been due to be completed in March however the landscape part
of the inquiry has been postponed due to a sudden bereavement
of a close relative of a landscape architect. That part of the
inquiry will now take place on May 7th and 8th.
Huntspill Wind Farm Action Group, which is fighting the wind farm,
said they were pleased that more than 60 residents opposed to
the scheme attended the first day of the planning inquiry yesterday
were well represented on the first day of the appeal, when all
the speakers spoke out against the scheme," campaigner Julie
Trott told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
added that the group will be launching its blimp over the site
of the proposed wind farm today (Wednesday) for a period of three
flying the blimp we can emphasise the towering height these industrial-sized
wind turbines will be, dominating homes in close proximity and
the local landscape for miles around due to the flat character
of the Somerset Levels."