Week St Mary, a tranquil remote village in North Cornwall is under siege. Developers have already gained permission for 138 acres of solar panels near the village and now Good Energy have applied to construct a Wind Farm comprising of 11, 125m (410ft) Turbines on adjacent land. This is the biggest turbine proposal in Cornwall since the Davidstow proposal was defeated. Good Energy are, as expected, trying everything in their power to claim this commercial money making scheme is going to save the planet and mobilising supporters to attend local Parish Councils. Now Cornwall Council has organised a Public Meeting, at very short notice, to consult with residents and communities given the very high numbers of objections at over 600. Cornwall Council Website says,
Cornwall Council is holding a public meeting to share information and listen to public opinion on a planning application for a wind farm development at the Big Field Wind Farm, Week St Mary, Holsworthy.
The proposal is for land at and adjoining Creddacott Farm Week St Mary Holsworthy Cornwall EX22 6UU. The proposal is for the development of up to 11 turbines (up to 125m to blade tip) along with attendant equipment and infrastructure including 132kV substation, underground cabling, access tracks, crane pads, temporary construction compound, meteorological mast and off site highways work.
The public meeting will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 13 May, at the Budehaven Community School, Valley Road, Bude EX23 8DQ.
The public meeting provides an opportunity for the Strategic Planning Committee to hear from local people on all sides of the debate and no decision will be taken on the day.
Anyone attending the meeting who wishes to express their views on the planning application to the Strategic Planning Committee will be asked to register on arrival and will then be called upon to speak.
The planning application is due to be considered by the Strategic Planning Committee on 5 June 2014. Details of the strategic planning committee meetings and agendas is available online
Full details of the application can be found on the online planning register under reference number PA14/02107.
This development will destroy a large section of the tranquil rural landscape between Bude and Holsworthy. The development will be visible for many miles, impacting on communities, heritage assets, ecology/bio diversity and the Tourist Industry. It must not be allowed to happen.
Object Now. Make your voice heard. Attend the Meeting.