wind farm appeal hearing gets underway in Burnham-On-Sea
appeal into controversial plans to build a huge wind farm near
Burnham-On-Sea gets underway in the town today (Tuesday).
appeal will consider plans to build four 130-metre tall wind turbines
on land between Rooksbridge and Mark near Burnham.
appeal against the wind farm's refusal, by energy firm Broadview
Energy, is being heard at The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre
in Burnham. It starts today (January 7th) and could last up to
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
the plans have been fought all the way by the No Pilrow campaigning
group and MP Tessa Munt, pictured right.
group is urging residents opposed to the scheme to attend the
size of these turbines cannot be mitigated against by landscaping
or other measures. This, together with the obvious danger to the
migratory bird population and other environmental issues, were
key factors in refusing this application," a spokesman told
He added: "NoPilrow, supported by local residents, have consistently
made these and other points over and over again during the last