Brent Knoll Village Hall was packed with more than 150 people on Friday afternoon for a public meeting to discuss the controversial plans to build a wind farm on land outside Burnham-On-Sea.

People on both sides of the debate gathered to hear arguments put forward both for and against the scheme, which is due to be finally decided by Sedgemoor planners on Tuesday (August 8th). Members of FORCE (Families for Clean Energy) spoke in favour of the development, while KNOll to Wind Farm explained why it does not believe the scheme would be in the best interests of the area.

Protesters flew a microlight 390ft above the fields between Brent Knoll and Burnham-on-Sea where Ecotricity wants to build five turbines of the same heightEarlier, protesters flew a microlight 390ft above the fields between Brent Knoll and Burnham-on-Sea (pictured right) where Ecotricity wants to build five turbines of the same height.

For ten minutes, the pilot, who is a friend of one of the kNOll to Wind Farm group, flew in circuits above the fields at a height of 390ft to highlight the turbines’ height.

A spokesman for Ecotricity later said the company would appeal to the Secretary of State if the scheme is turned down, as had been recommended by Sedgemoor’s planning officers on grounds of disruption to the landscape.

“There’s no question,” said Dale Vince. “We know it’s the right place. It’s the council’s responsibility to make a decision, but we can always get a second opinion.”

KNOll to Wind Farm protesters outside the village hall


Pro-wind farm group to speak at two meetings

Sedgemoor planners recommend scheme be rejected

‘Let’s work together’ says KNOll To Wind Farm group

Somerset County Council gives green light to more wind farms

Wind farm boss hits back in war of words

11th hour change to Brent Knoll wind farm plans

Burnham MP attacks county council plans for more wind farms

Public meeting to be held on wind farm plans

Wind farm pressure group sets out its objections

Burnham Without parish councillors vote against wind farm

David Bellamy adds his support to wind farm protests

Pro-wind farm group hits back after council’s decision

Protesters celebrate after town planners back them

Wind farm protestors hit back in row over tourism

Actor John Cleese supports wind farm protest group

Wind farm would ‘hurt local tourism’ claim protesters

Council announces start of Burnham wind farm consultation period

Protest group’s anger after posters are pulled down

Wind farm boss hits back in row over power generation

Wind farm boss challenged to meet protesters

Protestors challenge Ecotricity power generation figures

Wind farm bid labled ‘invalid’ by district planners

14 new photos of proposed wind farm are released

Wind farm application reaches district planners

New photomotage images of wind farm released

Shock photos of wind farm accidents “show the risks”

MP David Heathcoat-Amory gives his backing to wind group

MP to visit wind farm protestors at Brent Knoll

New pro-wind farm group backs Edithmead wind farm plans

‘Property prices will be hit by proposed wind farm’ claims action group

Wind farm group pushes green agenda

Ecotricity holds wind farm open day

New action group formed to fight wind farm

Council leader slams plans for wind farm

Huge new wind farm proposed for Edithmead

Subscribe to our free news updates and join our other subscribers.
No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission. View our privacy page