Huge new wind farm proposed for Edithmead,
plans to build a huge new wind farm on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea
were unveiled on Monday October 24th.
proposal involves the construction of five 65 metre turbines on
land at Inner Farm, Edithmead, which will produce enough electricity
for 8,000 homes.
is the third wind farm planned for the Burnham area, with six
turbines at St Martin's Hill near Brean, and up to 12 turbines
at Hinkley Point already on the cards.
new farm is being proposed by Gloucestershire-based green energy
firm Ecotricity and is scheduled to go before Sedgemoor District
Council's planning committee in November.
founder Dale Vince said: "Wind turbines are essential in
the fight against climate change. The biggest thing we can all
do is change where our energy comes from.
exciting project will empower local homes and businesses to take
part in combating climate change. And it is real clean, green
power coming from local supply."
some residents are in favour of the plans, others are strongly
Cllr Neville Jones has described the proposed farm as a scar on
said: "The tiny amount of power they produce does not equate
to the damage they do to the countryside."
it is approved, the wind farm will produce 10 mega watts of total
capacity and will contribute 40 per cent of Somerset's renewable
energy target for 2010 and will save more than 23,000 tonnes of
carbon emissions every year.
spokesman for Ecotricity said: "The five super-quiet turbines
planned for this proposed project represent the cutting edge of
wind power technology."
Good Neighbour policy means we study every possible impact and
we only build where there are no adverse impacts for local people,
beyond the obvious visual improvement."
open day is to take place at Burnham's Scout HQ on Tuesday November
15th between 10.30am and 8pm, when the public is invited to learn
wind farm slammed by Burnham Town Council leader
Ecotricity Web site