aim to blow away wind farm schemes near Burnham
are gearing up to fight two major wind farm schemes on the outskirts
of Burnham-On-Sea following the government's decision to give
Hinkley Point C the go-ahead this week.
argue that the decision to proceed with nuclear expansion means
further wind farms are not needed.
Huntspill Wind Farm Action Group, which has long campaigned against
Ecotricitys bid to build four 120m tall wind turbines at
Poplar Farm in West Huntspill, says the Planning Inspectorate
is due to announce its decision shortly on whether to allow the
scheme to proceed.
application at Black Ditch in West Huntspill was turned down last
year by district councillors due to landscape and biodiversity
concerns, but Ecotricity has appealed against the decision in
a 'last ditch' attempt to build the scheme.
EDF Energy Renewables is set to re-submit its planning application
for a separate wind farm at Withy Grove in East Huntspill. The
firm is inviting local people to two public consultation events
on Wednesday (23rd October) from 11am 8pm at Woolavington
Village Hall and on Thursday (24th October) from 11am 5.30pm
in East Huntspill Village Hall.
a planning application has not as yet been submitted by EDF, the
Huntspill Wind Farm Action Group are well prepared to fight any
campaigner Julie Trott from Huntspill Wind Farm Action Group,
right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
campaign will be just as vehement as before with the reassurance
that we have the majority of the local community behind us in
would like to encourage as many people within the local community
to attend the public meetings being held by EDF this week to once
again show them that the majority of people within our community
do not want these inefficient, industrial machines imposed upon
us, spoiling the pleasant, peaceful countryside that surrounds
with their protest blimp earlier this year and, top, Julie Trott