meeting to be held today over Burnham-On-Sea wind farm plans
people with views about controversial
plans to build a huge wind farm near Burnham-On-Sea will
get an opportunity to speak during a special meeting this evening
Broadview Energy has appealed to the Planning Inspectorate after
the council rejected its plans to build four 130m-tall turbines
at Pilrow Farm near Rooksbridge last year.
A planning inquiry is underway and the inspector overseeing it
has organised a session for the public who have not already given
their views to speak, however residents must register to speak.
The public session will be held at East Huntspill Village Hall
at 7.30pm this evening.
Campaign group No Pilrow, which has been fighting the plans,
has encouraged people to attend some or all of the eight-day inquiry
to demonstrate the amount of public interest in the scheme.
A spokesman from NoPilrow told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Mrs
Pat Ireland, founder of the Lights for Life charity, whose husband
was killed on the A38 at Rooksbridge will be giving evidence early
in the evening session. This stretch of A38 is designated by the
appellant as the route for transporting aggregate and hence will
see an increase in HGV movements."
who wishes to speak at today's meeting should contact Colin Arnold
or Chris Gomm at the council on 0845 4082540.
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.
the plans have been fought all the way by the No Pilrow campaigning
group with the support of Burnham's MP Tessa Munt, pictured right.
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
Sedgemoor District Council - planing application reference