Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Metheringham Wind Debate

I took part in a community debate about wind farms last Tuesday.
I was invited by Metheringham Parish Council who were responding to residents concerns about an initial consultation for plans to build a large (+50MW) wind farm at Nocton Fen.
I was grateful for the opportunity to speak in support of wind and thought it would be useful to have a record of the event and so I made an audio recording.
I've added some slides to back up the points I was hoping to make, and the full presentation including a part of Councillor Colin Davie's speech plus the lively "Question time" can be viewed/listened to here:
Metheringham wind farm debate

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Louth Canal Farm Wind Energy

Following a brief conversation with a local resident yesterday, there seems to be an element of confusion over the scope of the proposed community fund for the Louth Canal Wind Energy project.

Colm Ryan from the development company, Partnership for Renewables, has clarified the position.

If we are successful in getting permission we will run further consultation events primarily for the community benefit fund.  
No decisions have been made as to where or indeed who will benefit from the fund. From the outset we encourage groups and individuals to come forward with potential idea or projects that the community benefit fund could go towards. 
For some of our other projects we have used an independent charity called Grantscape to come in and manage the fund which to date has been very successful."

The fund will total £37,500 p.a. for the life of the project, money that I'm sure could be well spent in improving and supporting local parish services.

Please write or email your support for this project to : 
Ms Leanne Palmer, c/o Ms. Zoe Hill, 
The Planning Inspectorate,
 3/02 Kite Wing, 
Temple Quay House, 
2 The Square, Bristol.
 BS1 6PN   

 email: leanne.palmer@pins.gsi.gov.uk 

If you would like to speak  in support at the planning appeal scheduled for the week commencing the 21st January 2014 then please phone James on 07939205346 or email jpocklington@fastmail.fm