Click here for the Daily Mail online's coverage of the Energy Minister's speech. It is not the first time ministers have said in the press that there are already more than enough wind farms in the planning pipeline. Hempnall is not - there is no planning application with South Norfolk Council. SHOWT hopes there never will be.
Energy Minister John Hayes has spoken out against wind farms. The Daily Telegraph reports he said last night, “We can no longer have wind turbines imposed on communities. I can’t single-handedly build a new Jerusalem but I can protect our green and pleasant land." SHOWT believes that TCI cannot continue to ignore the avalanche of opposition to their proposed monstrosities. Click here to read the Telegraph article.
The Independent has reported TCI losing their appeal at Public Inquiry at Pulham.
"it was always a ridiculously stupid place to put giant turbines. Houses were close by. The landscape chosen was an important amenity for the local community. A village church would be blighted. Unless it is now thought that human lives and the quality of countryside can, by the general nature of things, count for nothing beside the demands of energy, the plan should have been a non-starter."
Does this remind you of anywhere? Common sense prevailed, as it certainly will in Hempnall.
Click here for a link to the Independent's report.
The Inspector's decision at Pulham has finally been published. The first stage of TCIR's appeal against South Norfolk's decision to turn down their application for turbines was heard in June 2011. The second stage was heard in April 2012. Our congratulations fo 4Villages on their successful campaign against TCIR Click here to read the Inspector's report.
As we know, TCIR intend submitting a planning application for turbines near Hempnall by Christmas. Hopefully, the Inspector's decision at Pulham will make them think twice.
Go to TCIR website page for Hempnall from here
NB - See the post below about the consultation night for this quote from Trevor Shurmer, "I would like to confirm that Hempnall Football Club have NOT been approached at Talbot Park, and the blood money TCI is proposing has NOT been discussed at committee level."
At least one other local organisation confronted TCRI at the consultation because their organisation had not been approached either, but TCRI's propaganda implied that a discussion had taken place.
Please email us if you are aware of any more erroneous TCIR claims from here
On our Current Campaign page you'll find a photo of our supporters at TCIR's "consultation evening".
The EDP article from the following day is on SHOWT in the press.
Finally, many of our long-term supporters will never have had the chance to see the documentation prepared by and for the SHOWT team in 2008. Have a look here.
We hope you will feel encouraged by the detail and quality of our submission to SNC and confident that we will do even more in this campaign.
Last month TCI Renewables formally requested South Norfolk Council postpone determination of its 9MW Tivetshall St Mary wind farm for a second time until the end of October to take account an overdue appeal ruling on its nearby 6MW Upper Vaunces (Pulham) proposal.
We will publish the result of the Pulham Inquiry here as soon as it is released.
The website for Tivetshall and Pulham can be accessed from our Links page.
James Delingpole, journalist for the Daily Telegraph, is one of the most articulate and fiercest opponents of wind power. He feels so strongly that he is standing in the Corby by-election as an independent candidate just to oppose turbine installations in that area. If you find yourself at a loss when asked to make the case against wind power, click here!