celebrate successful rejection of Pilrow wind farm bid
living near the site of a controversial proposed wind farm near
Burnham-On-Sea have celebrated the end of a successful three-year
unveiled in 2011 its plans to build four 130-metre tall wind
turbines on land at Pilrow Farm in Rooksbridge.
this year, the Secretary
Of State Eric Pickles said the wind turbines would cause substantial
harm to the landscape and this outweighed the need for renewable
appeals against the planning refusals from Sedgemoor District
Council and the Planning Inspectorate were dismissed and the developer
did not call for a judicial review to challenge the decision.
of the NoPilrow group and supporters gathered for a celebration
in Rooksbridge to mark the end of a successful, but long campaign.
David James from the NoPilrow group, said: "We got the right
result in the end, but it did involve a great deal of work and
time. We've all learned a lot from the last few years and hope
we don't have to go through it again. We do very much thank all
those who supported us."
Keegan added: "We were opposing some of the best specialists
in the business, so it did require a huge amount of work on research
and ensuring we had a solid argument against the proposals. Needless
to say, we are delighted to have won!"
Some of the local people at this week's celebration evening, including
Cllr Bob Filmer and Conservative parliamentary candidate James