Knoll wind farm application is delayed by power company
Plans to build a new wind farm between
Burnham-On-Sea and Brent Knoll, as pictured above, have been delayed.
the company behind the scheme, had intended to submit its plans
for five 65m tall turbines to district planners by the end of
delays in gathering information from all interested parties now
mean the proposal will not be heard until the end of the year
at the earliest.
spokesman Jamie Baldwin said: "We consult with all sorts
of agencies, from the aviation industry to the Royal Society for
the Protection of Birds. Quite often we don't get all the information
back and things come in late. We need more time to compile our
approved, Ecotricity says the wind farm would produce enough electricity
to power 8,000 homes.
the proposal is supported by some residents in the area, others
have concerns about the potential environmental, safety, economic
and social impacts. An action group called 'kNOll to Windfarm'
has been set up by Brent Knoll residents to fight the plans.
is set to hold an open day at Burnham Scout HQ at the BASC Ground,
off Stoddens Lane, on Tuesday November 15th between 10.30am and
8pm, when residents can find out more.
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