Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Important Meeting for all who care about rural Devon

Dartmoor from North Tawton - this wonderful view is still threatened by nine giant wind turbines.

Here is a message from Muriel Goodman and Mike Hulme of the Den Brook Judicial Review Group

"You may already be aware that a fresh planning application was submitted April 19 to West Devon Borough Council (WDBC) by developers RES regarding the Den Brook Wind Farm. 

The application proposes significant changes to the hard-won noise conditions imposed by the Inspector on the planning approval in December 2009.  

The application number is 00393/2013.                                                                                                                                    
It can be viewed by putting the number into the online planning search:

It is the view of the Den Brook Judicial Review Group (DBJRG) that, if approved, RES's proposals would leave those living in the locality with neither proper nor adequate protection from potentially health damaging noise, particularly during night-times. We further believe this application confirms that the wind farm is not only poorly designed and inappropriately located but that construction of the wind farm is unlikely to be viable without the developer significantly changing the noise conditions.

The application contains a range of deceptively hidden and serious technical shortcomings and may be unlawful. Ideally, professionally backed representations need to be submitted to WDBC along with general comments from individuals. Professional expertise and legal advice will of course cost money. 

An open public meeting is therefore to be held Friday 10 May at 7:45pm at Nichols Nymet House, EX20 2BP - Tel: 01837 82626.

We apologise for the unavoidably short notice but very much hope that you will be able to attend the meeting. Your support is vital for the action necessary to defend the current noise conditions. 

Thank you for your continued support."

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