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.

23 July 2007

No. 10 Downing Street Petition

A petition has been raised on the No.10 Website and can be accessed at the following link. Please sign-up and forward the link to others to do likewise. We will need over 30,000 signatories to make this one of the top 5 petitions

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/windfarm-blight/

The wording of the petition is as follows:


We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to stop all
current on-shore Wind Farm development in Greenbelt areas until
a national planning policy for renewable energy has been
established.


The Government has set regional targets for renewable energy
generation. While this is a commendable approach to climate
change and carbon emissions, the lure of subsidies has created
a rush of planning submissions from developers. Local Councils
are under severe pressure to approve schemes and are being
forced to consider placement within greenbelt areas, many with
designated landscape value. Our countryside will become
blighted if we allow this to continue and many communities will
be disrupted by noise. As an example, to meet the target for
Yorkshire, an on-shore wind Farm the size of Bradford will need
to be built. Without intervention, this will happen by
stealth, with a small windfarm being developed seemingly every
other village. I call for the Government to re-issue guidelines
to only allow on-shore developments to be sited on brownfield
sites at least 2km away from residential property. Indeed,
large-scale developments should only be considered for
placement off-shore.

1 Comments:

At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because people in green belts don't use electricity obviously.

What do you power your computers off?

Burning your own bullshit?

 

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