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Re: Here comes our local windfarm

Postby Bruce Everiss » Sun 22 Nov 2009 12:39 pm

Good news for everyone except the NIMBYs. Planning permission is being taken away from Stratford council and being given to a government body, the Infrastructure Planning Commission.
The government have done this to prevent the NIMBYs from holding back essential progress.

Here is a great Economist article about it: http://www.economist.com/world/britain/ ... d=14859297

And here is the IPC website: http://infrastructure.independent.gov.uk/

So now Broadview Starbold is far more likely to go ahead and provide us with the zero carbon energy we want with minimum disruption to the environment.
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Re: Here comes our local windfarm

Postby Bruce Everiss » Thu 26 Nov 2009 12:38 pm

As predicted here the spineless politicians caved in to the NIMBYs. Despite what their professional planning officers told them. And this is just for an anemometer test mast. We should cut off the politicians electricity too! It would be good to know which councillors voted against this so the public know who not to vote for at the next election.

http://www.stratford-herald.com/mainstory.php?ID=2207

FIRM TO APPEAL OVER MAST REFUSAL
PLANNING permission for a temporary meteorology mast on the site of a controversial proposed wind farm was refused by just one vote at a meeting of Stratford District Council’s planning committee yesterday (Wednesday).

Broadview Energy, the developer behind the proposed wind farm—between Knightcote and Bishops Itchington near junction 12 of the M40—plan to appeal after being refused permission to put up a temporary anemometry mast on the proposed Starbold site after the planning committee chose to reject a recommendation from officers to approve the application...............more
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Re: Here comes our local windfarm

Postby Harbury Lad » Fri 27 Nov 2009 8:32 pm

It should be possible to request the information from the council officers. It is clear from the Stratford Herald report how green the MP is too...

Perhaps they should consider putting the turbines on Burton Dassett hills, then the view from there wouldn't be affected ;)
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Re: Here comes our local windfarm

Postby Bruce Everiss » Mon 30 Nov 2009 11:30 am

Associated bird deaths per year (U.S.)
Feral and domestic cats: Hundreds of millions [source: AWEA]
Power lines: 130 million -- 174 million [source: AWEA]
Windows (residential and commercial): 100 million -- 1 billion [source: TreeHugger]
Pesticides: 70 million [source: AWEA]
Automobiles: 60 million -- 80 million [source: AWEA]
Lighted communication towers: 40 million -- 50 million [source: AWEA]
Wind turbines: 10,000 -- 40,000 [source: ABC]
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Re: Here comes our local windfarm

Postby Bruce Everiss » Mon 30 Nov 2009 11:46 am

That Stratford Council meeting.

Details:
8. Application 09/01578/FUL - Land Between Bishops Itchington, Knightcote and Gaydon pdf icon PDF 109 KB
Erection of a 60m meteorological mast for a temporary period for two years
Recommendation GRANT

And here is the application: http://democracy.stratford.gov.uk/Publi ... ocA.ps.pdf

And these are the politicians involved:


Wednesday, 25th November, 2009 6.00 pm, Planning Committee

Venue: Council Chamber, Elizabeth House, Stratford-upon-Avon
Meeting Attendance Attendee Role Attendance
Councillor Laurence Marshall Chairman Present
Councillor Sir William Lawrence Bt Vice-Chairman Present
Councillor Paul Beaman Committee Member Present
Councillor Mike Brain Committee Member Present
Councillor Richard Cheney Committee Member Present
Councillor David Close Committee Member Apologies, sent representative
Councillor Ron golly gosh Committee Member Apologies
Councillor Alison Gardner Committee Member Present
Councillor Simon Jackson Committee Member Present
Councillor Kim James Committee Member Apologies
Councillor Sue Main Committee Member Present
Councillor Andrew Patrick Committee Member Present
Councillor Eric Payne Committee Member Present
Councillor Brian Slaughter Committee Member Present
Councillor Trevor Honychurch Substitute Expected

The next planning committee meeting is on 7 December, be interesting to see if the minutes they release then reveal the voting on this issue.
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Re: Here comes our local windfarm

Postby Bruce Everiss » Mon 30 Nov 2009 11:55 am

Carbon footprint of electricity generation.

Government paper: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/postpn268.pdf

Shows you the damage that the NIMBYs are doing.
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Re: Here comes our local windfarm

Postby Bruce Everiss » Sun 27 Dec 2009 12:59 pm

Appeal against planning refusal for temporary wind measurement mast

http://newenergyfocus.com/do/ecco/view_ ... ion=Policy

London based wind farm developer Broadview Energy Limited has lodged an appeal with the Government's Planning Inspectorate to review a planning refusal for a temporary wind measurement mast between Knightcote and Bishop's Itchington................more
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Re: Here comes our local windfarm

Postby Bruce Everiss » Wed 27 Jan 2010 7:50 am

Watch out Camelot, FRAWT have got themselves a lottery! http://frawt.org.uk/2010/01/26/500-rules/

If only this impressive effort and demonstration of organisational skills could be put to some constructive purpose instead of nimbyism.
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Re: Here comes our local windfarm

Postby Bruce Everiss » Wed 11 May 2011 12:47 pm

So the NIMBYs tried to stop a test mast up to measure the wind and thus the viability of the whole project. They oppose even having the knowledge, which seems to be even more blinkered than usual. Amazingly Stratford council supported them, only to be quite rightly outgunned by a government inspector.

Now the local MP, Jeremy Wright, has gone and looked at a real world, working wind farm. And the only problem he can find is the aesthetics, which are obviously highly subjective. I think they look fantastic, far better than electricity transmission pylons.

Article here: http://www.kenilworthweeklynews.co.uk/n ... _1_2668410

Meanwhile soaring energy costs make this project ever more viable. And the NIMBYS seem to forget that there was a working windmill right in the centre of Harbury for many years.
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