Saturday, September 10, 2011
Abbotsham this morning
Abbotsham is a village in North Devon, south west of Bideford and close to the Cornborough ranges on the south west coast path. The Atlantic Array cables are due to make landfall across these cliffs, and the cables will come inland through the Parish of Abbotsham.
The village hall was the chosen location for the first of RWE npower renewables Public Exhibitions, as part of the Consultation Process for the Atlantic Array.
I went there this morning, with campaigners Joanne and Jim Bell, and we were surprised at the size of the crowd. Now that Fullabrook is built, people in Devon are waking up to the reality of industrial wind power, and most of the people that we spoke to in the Hall were shocked by the images on display. We ourselves had not realised quite how visible this giant wind farm would be, from most of the North Devon Coast, from Baggy Point, from Croyde,, from Putsborough Beach, from all the beauty spots that are Devon's greatest asset.
More to come.