Planning officers recommend plan for huge wind farm near Winchester be rejected

Daily Echo: Planning officers recommend wind farm plan be rejected Planning officers recommend wind farm plan be rejected

PLANNING officers are recommending a huge wind farm near Bullington Cross, north of Winchester, be rejected.

EDF Renewables wants to build 14 turbines up to 126 metres tall on farmland.

But planning officers at Winchester, Test Valley and Basingstoke and Deane councils all say that the scheme near the A34/A303 junction should be rejected.

There will be a meeting of all three planning committees at Winchester Guildhall on Monday, June 16. The final decision will be made by councillors.

Douglas Paterson, of Keep Hampshire Green, said he was thrilled by the officers’ recommendation.

Martin Heath, of Hampshire Renewable Energy Co-operative, which supports the scheme, said: “We are disappointed but it is for the councillors to consider all the facts.”

The co-operative is negotiating a community stake in the proposed wind farm and is staging a demonstration in support before the meeting at the Guildhall.

EDF says that the wind farm would generate enough electricity for 15,100 homes.

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9:23am Tue 10 Jun 14

save energy says...

Wind developers will make a fortune if the plans are passed, THAT’S why they are absolutely relentless, it’s all about the money, paid by you & me with increasing ‘green taxes’.

• • According to the wind industry (may 2014), UK has 1,278 Windfarms comprising –
9,912 Large Industrial Turbines, + approx 18,000 small units,
Total Capacity = 23 GW


• • At the moment they are only contributing (0.51 GW ) a mere 1.4% to our grid demand !! giving wind a production factor of just 2.2% (Gas = 70%).

• • Live production from your local windfarm -

• • And this is how much EXTRA we pay per mth for low density intermittent ‘green’ energy - & yes the figs are £millions/mth.

• • Lots more info from-
Department of Energy & Climate Change ( DECC ) & Grid figs
( Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics ( DUKES)
)
Wind developers will make a fortune if the plans are passed, THAT’S why they are absolutely relentless, it’s all about the money, paid by you & me with increasing ‘green taxes’. • • According to the wind industry (may 2014), UK has 1,278 Windfarms comprising – 9,912 Large Industrial Turbines, + approx 18,000 small units, Total Capacity = 23 GW [ See - http://www.renewable uk.com/en/renewable- energy/wind-energy/u k-wind-energy-databa se/index.cfm/maplarg e/1 ] • • At the moment they are only contributing (0.51 GW ) a mere 1.4% to our grid demand !! [ look here - http://www.gridwatch .templar.co.uk/ ] giving wind a production factor of just 2.2% (Gas = 70%). • • Live production from your local windfarm - [ http://www.rwe.com/w eb/cms/en/206488/rwe -innogy/sites/produc tion-data-live/rwe-r enewable-energy-live / ] • • And this is how much EXTRA we pay per mth for low density intermittent ‘green’ energy - [ http://www.variablep itch.co.uk/finance/ ] & yes the figs are £millions/mth. • • Lots more info from- Department of Energy & Climate Change ( DECC ) & Grid figs ( Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics ( DUKES) [ http://tinyurl.com/n 4k7n8 ]) save energy
  • Score: 1

9:33am Tue 10 Jun 14

save energy says...

?? Dont know what happend there the ref links got lost on the way ??
I'll try again -

Wind developers will make a fortune if the plans are passed, THAT’S why they are absolutely relentless, it’s all about the money, paid by you & me with increasing ‘green taxes’.

• • According to the wind industry (may 2014), UK has 1,278 Windfarms comprising –
9,912 Large Industrial Turbines, + approx 18,000 small units,
Total Capacity = 23 GW
See - http://www.renewable
uk.com/en/renewable-
energy/wind-energy/u
k-wind-energy-databa
se/index.cfm/maplarg
e/1

• • At the moment they are only contributing (0.51 GW ) a mere 1.4% to our grid demand !! look here - http://www.gridwatch
.templar.co.uk/ giving a production factor of just 2.2% (Gas = 70%).

• • Live production from your local windfarm - http://www.rwe.com/w
eb/cms/en/206488/rwe
-innogy/sites/produc
tion-data-live/rwe-r
enewable-energy-live
/

• • And this is how much EXTRA we pay per mth for low density intermittent ‘green’ energy - http://www.variablep
itch.co.uk/finance/ & yes the figs are £millions/mth.

• • Lots more info from-
Department of Energy & Climate Change ( DECC ) & Grid figs
( Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics ( DUKES)
http://tinyurl.com/n
4k7n8 )
?? Dont know what happend there the ref links got lost on the way ?? I'll try again - Wind developers will make a fortune if the plans are passed, THAT’S why they are absolutely relentless, it’s all about the money, paid by you & me with increasing ‘green taxes’. • • According to the wind industry (may 2014), UK has 1,278 Windfarms comprising – 9,912 Large Industrial Turbines, + approx 18,000 small units, Total Capacity = 23 GW See - http://www.renewable uk.com/en/renewable- energy/wind-energy/u k-wind-energy-databa se/index.cfm/maplarg e/1 • • At the moment they are only contributing (0.51 GW ) a mere 1.4% to our grid demand !! look here - http://www.gridwatch .templar.co.uk/ giving a production factor of just 2.2% (Gas = 70%). • • Live production from your local windfarm - http://www.rwe.com/w eb/cms/en/206488/rwe -innogy/sites/produc tion-data-live/rwe-r enewable-energy-live / • • And this is how much EXTRA we pay per mth for low density intermittent ‘green’ energy - http://www.variablep itch.co.uk/finance/ & yes the figs are £millions/mth. • • Lots more info from- Department of Energy & Climate Change ( DECC ) & Grid figs ( Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics ( DUKES) http://tinyurl.com/n 4k7n8 ) save energy
  • Score: 3

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