Marr and Melton Wood Action Group

On Wednesday 27th September 2006, Banks Developments unveiled a plan to construct between four and seven 125m wind turbines on green-belt farm land opposite the village of Marr in South Yorkshire. This blog will chart the progress of the local movement as it fights to oppose the scheme.

07 November 2006

Scoping Responses - English Heritage, English Nature and S.Yorks Archeology

In response to Banks' Scoping Report, statutory bodies responded as follows:

English Heritage - firmly opposed
- the landscape is distinctive, pleasant and largely unspoiled
- the site lies between three sites in the English Heritage Register of Historic Parks and Gardens (Brodsworth, Cusworth and Hickleton)
- the villages of Hickleton, Marr and Brodsworth contain listed Churches whose settings are likely to be effected by the windfarm proposal.

English Nature - recommend further assessment
- question the basis against which an ornithological assessment has been undertaken/is proposed
- question the impact on the bat colony at Sprotborough Gorge and suggest an impact assessment on bats is included
- recommend an assessment of the impact on protected species, particularly badgers.

South Yorkshire Archeology Service - can work with the scheme
- the area of the proposed windfarm has a high archeological potential
- a desk based assessment would need to be undertaken prior to planning application
- a field based assessment may be required
- on-site works would probably need to be closely monitored
- the scheme could be designed to be sympathetic to any acheological concerns


At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry could not stay last night keep up the good work the monsters keep marching Best Wishes TDWAG


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