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

Not too late to object!

The planning application now has to go to the Local Government Planning Office to endorse the fact that the Planning Application is contrary to the Doncaster Unitary Development Plan in allowing this type of development in an area of Greenbelt designated as having great landscape value.

The Local Government Officer has indicated that he will consider objections.


You should write to the Local Government Planning Officer with immediate effect at the following address:

Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber Lateral
8 City Walk
LS11 9AT

Quote Planning Reference: 07/004445/FULA

In your own words, state the following:

- that you object to the scheme

- that you do not feel that the scheme was considered fairly at the Doncaster Council Planning Meeting held on the 26th June 2007 due to the fact that:
o the applicant was given an inordinate amount of time to respond to questions
o objectors were not allowed to respond on points made by the applicant
o the applicant dismissed one Councillors arguments as ‘absolute gibberish’
o the only assurances given on noise levels were that they ‘should be OK’
o discussions were inconclusive and based almost exclusively on noise with insufficient time spent considering other factors

- that the applicant was unfairly allowed to sway Councillors’ decisions by attending the site visit

- that documents submitted by the Marr and Melton Wood Action Group were not circulated to Councillors as specifically requested

- that the planning application was complicated and difficult to understand

- that the Environmental Impact Assessment was prepared by the applicant and has not been independently verified

- that the concerns of the vast majority of residents have been ignore

- that the decision should be the subject of a Public inquiry


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