Parish councillors living next to a proposed wind farm on the outskirts of Burnham-On-Sea this week gave their verdict on the scheme.

At a meeting of Burnham Without Parish Council on Thursday evening (June 1st), members narrowly voted to reject the application to build five turbines on land at Edithmead (pictured).

How the proposed wind farm might look [Photo: Ecotricity]Rosemary Hawkins, of Burnham Without Parish Council, told “It was a close run thing. Our council voted by just 4 to 3 to turn it down.”

“There were an enormous number of people at the meeting, many of whom were from Brent Knoll.”

“Six were invited to speak, and two were in favour and the remainder against. We also invited Ecotricity along, but they didn’t attend.”

“There was quite a lively discussion and the opinions of both sides of the debate spoke clearly about the matter.”

The council’s decision to turn down the scheme follows similar decisions by Burnham and Highbridge town councillors and Brent Knoll parish councillors in May.

Ecotricity’s planning application is currently with Sedgemoor District Council and is scheduled to be decided by its Development Control Committee on August 8th.


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