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.

29 May 2007

Planning Date Set

The Planning Application will be considered by Doncaster Council at the meeting on 5th June 2007.

Over 150 letters of objection have been submitted to the council and these include letters from all four of the Parish Councils and the Barnburgh Hall Management Company. To counter this over 230 letters of support for the scheme have been submitted. English Heritage have also withdrawn their objection and the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England have come down in foavour of the scheme.

Overall, Doncaster Planning Department have made a recommendation that the scheme be approved.

The Action Group have requested permission to speak at the session and will be raising strong objection.

We are now at the mercy of the Planning Committee.


At 9:40 AM, Blogger Seawinds said...

Quite right. The concerns of a few selfish locals should not outweigh the greater concerns of the world deaths that will occur with global warming.

At 6:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is natural that those living closest to any proposed development will have the greatest concerns. Local residents are fighting against a scheme that is extremely inefficient and inappropriate.

If selfish means that we do not want 4 towers each almost as high as the London Eye and each making an unquantified level of noise that will be heard day and night then so be it.

If Seaward and those who think likewise want to "save the planet" then there are much better ways to do it.

At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Sophie said...

Global warming does need addressing, "seawinds" is quite correct. This 'name' is so appropriate - it is out at sea where winds blow strongest, so build turbines out there.
The proposed site at Melton Wood has only moderate wind speeds, according to the developers. Why waste money when the turbines are less than efficient anyway ?


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