PS-14: Further informed letters in Opposition & Some Facts about OUR Parish

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PS – 14:

20-May-2015
(PS-14: Further informed letters in Opposition & Some Facts about OUR Parish)

  • A further interesting submission in opposition:
  • By Peter Adlam CLICK HERE
  • also that by Lisa Davies-Evans of 5 Philpots Court, Tidenham CLICK HERE
  • & by Sam Cross CLICK HERE

  • PS – 15:
  • May I draw your attention to some of the relevant the facts about our parish:
  • Landscape and Biodiversity
  • The Parish includes five Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), a Ramsar Site, a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), part of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and 10 Key Wildlife Sites. The Rivers Severn and Wye have the second biggest tidal range in the world, with a 14m difference between mean low and mean high water at the parish boundaries.
    The following details are taken from a study undertaken as part of the Forest of Dean Integrated Rural Development (IRD) programme which has mapped the biodiversity of the whole district.
     
    Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
    •   Severn Estuary – 15,950 ha
    •   Pennsylvania Fields, Sedbury 27.0 ha
    The site represents the only example of brackish pastureland overlying alluvial soils in Gloucestershire, including some nationally rare plant species.
    •   Poor’s Allotment, Tidenham Chase 28.6 ha
    •   Shorn Cliff and Caswell Woods, opposite Tintern 69.2 ha
    •   Lower Wye Gorge, Woodcroft and Ban-y-Gor 29.2 ha
    The woodlands of the lower Wye Valley form one of the most important areas for woodland conservation in Britain (comparable with the Caledonian pine-woods, the oceanic oakwoods of western Britain, the New Forest and the mixed coppices of East Anglia), including a number of nationally rare plant species. These woods sit in a matrix of unimproved grassland and other semi-natural habitats, which together make the Wye Valley one of the most diverse, rich and attractive areas in southern Britain.
     
    Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
    River Wye 2,234 ha
     
    Key Wildlife Sites
    •   Lippets Grove GWT Nature Reserve, Tidenham Chase
    •   East Wood Limestone Pavement, GWT Nat. Res., Tidenham Chase
    •   Beachley Saltmarshes, Beachley Point
    •   Beachley Grassland, River Wye floodplain, Beachley
    •   Ridley Bottom GWT Nat. Res., Kelly’s Lane, Tidenham Chase
    •   Park Grove, Sedbury
    •   Redding Well Alderwood, Stroat
    •   Walter’s Weir, Lancaut
    •   James’s Thorns, Wye Valley, Tidenham Chase
    •   Ladysmith, Severn bank, Sedbury Cliff
    The Countryside Agency has announced that at some point in the future it will consider again the designation of parts of the Forest of Dean as an AONB, the Parish Council will need to consider this carefully if it is likely to impact on the Parish, or if there is wish to see additional parts of the parish designated as such.
    In October 2005, as part of the implementation of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, in the West of England, including Gloucestershire, areas of Open Countryside and Registered Common Land become open to public access. In our parish this covers the natural heath area of Poor’s’ Allotment. Poor’s Allotment is managed by an independent charitable trust. Some of the area is rented for livestock grazing, adjacent to Park Hill Lane. The natural Heath area is managed by English Nature and is home to a number of significant species – both flora and fauna. Income from the Trust is used for the relief of need in the par
  • To view the original of this statement CLICK HERE
  • Further may I draw your attention to the fact that in neither the Parish documentation, nor that of the Forest of Dean District Council plans nor even Government outline plan is there any plan or warning of the possibility of industrialising any area of this parishes nor any grant to abbrogate on our responsibility to protect the amenity, its visual aspect, nor significantly impact in a dilaterious manner and deliberately increase the danger for the many 10s of 1,000s who pass through it on the A48 Roman Road along the banks of the estuary, whether commercially, as residents or as tourists

 

We believe the information gathered on this site can act to bring the truth, regarding the dishonesty of the claimed benefits of Wind Turbines (WT) to the front of people’s minds as they are regularly taxed, in a hidden tax, on their energy bills to fund these politically correct and fundamentally all but useless monstrosities.

We have gathered a great deal of information in our efforts to prevent the industrialisation of Stroat and the banks of the Severn Estuary and across the wider area including the Forest of Dean (FoD) as administered by The Forest of Dean District Council (FoDDC), areas of outstanding natural beauty (AoONB), sites of special scientific interest (SSI) & wildlife habitats.

Please help to spread the truth about the Wind Turbine scam and the fundamental flaws and lies of the ‘Warmists’ & self proclaimed ‘Greens’, which are presented as ‘fact’, regarding the anthropogenic influence of mankind on Global Warming and Climate Chance.

Arm yourself with facts to defeat the biggest con of the late 20th and early 21st Century, and do please spread the truth and the URL of this site as widely as you can.

Posted by: Greg Lance – Watkins (site owner)

If you would like more information about Stroat see: http://Stroat-Gloucestershire.com/

If you would like more information about Greg_L-W see: http://GregLanceWatkins.com/

E&OE

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept responsibility for material on links and other sources

IF you note ANY errors of fact in this or any other web site or blog I own or manage please bring it to my attention for correction @ Greg_L-W@BTconnect.com – Thank you.

PS-16: Parish Council – Stroat WT on the Agenda At Open Public Meeting

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PS – 16:

20-May-2015
(PS-16: Parish Council – Stroat WT on the Agenda At Open Public Meeting)

MONDAY – 18-May-2015

Parish Council’s first opportunity to discuss the matter:
WEDNESDAY 20-May-2015 -19:00hrs.

PARISH COUNCIL AGENDA:

Tidenham Parish Council

To: Members of the Public & Press 13th May 2015

You are invited to attend a meeting of Tidenham Parish Council that has been arranged for Wednesday 20th May 2015 at 19:00hrs in the War Memorial Hall, Coleford Road, Tutshill, for the transaction of business according to the enclosed agenda.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Carol Hinton
Clerk to the Parish Council
Wood Cottage, Clanna, Gloucestershire, GL15 6AJ. Telephone: 01594 530779
http://www.tidenhamparishcouncil.co.uk clerk@tidenhamparishcouncil.co.uk

Note: Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings of the Council and Committees, unless specifically excluded due to the confidential nature of the business. Members of the public can ask questions or make representation during item 19 but the council cannot make a decision on any matter which is not specified on the agenda.

AGENDA

1. CHAIRMAN
a) To elect a Chairman for 2015/2016
b) Chairman to sign the Declaration of Acceptance of Office

2. VICE CHAIRMAN
a) To elect a Vice Chairman for 2015/2016
b) Vice Chairman to sign the Declaration of Acceptance of Office

3. ATTENDANCE
a) DECLARATIONS OF ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE
i) To receive a report from the Clerk regarding the receipt of declarations of acceptance of office of councillors.
ii) To decide when any declarations of acceptance of office which have not been received as provided by law shall be received.
RECOMMENDATION: That if any declarations of acceptance of office have not so far been received they should be received prior to the next meeting of Full Council.
b) To receive apologies for absence from those councillors unable to attend.
c) To consider for acceptance those apologies received with reasons for absence.

4. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
a) To confirm if the Clerk has received copies of all councillors Register of Interests for publication.
b) To receive Declarations of Interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 in respect of officers and in accordance with the provisions of the Localism Act 2011 in respect of members.
Interests may be declared at any time during the meeting should they become apparent.
c) To consider any Dispensation Requests received by the Parish Clerk and not previously considered. (All councillors appointed to the Mopla Cottages committee should request a dispensation once appointed, to be considered at the next meeting of the Council.)

5. PRESENTATION BY ANDREW AND SUE CLARKE of the RESILIENCE CENTRE
Andrew Clarke from The Resilience Centre will give a presentation on the proposed community wind turbine at Stroat.

6. REMIT OF COMMITTEES
To consider for adoption the remit of committees (see Clerk’s Report item A and document attached)

7. STANDING COMMITTEES
To Appoint members to standing committees as approved by the adoption of ‘Remit of Committees’(see Clerk’s Report item B)
Amenities Committee
Planning, Development Control and Highways Committee
Finance and Probity Committee
Mopla Cottages Committee

8. PUBLIC AND CHARITABLE BODIES
To consider appointments to Public and Charitable Bodies (see Clerk’s Report item C)
Poor’s Allotment
Sedbury and Beachley Village Hall
Tidenham War Memorial Hall
Severn Area Rescue
Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Wye Valley Consortium

9. STANDING ORDERS
To consider adoption of Standing Orders (see Clerk’s Report item D)

10. FINANCIAL REGULATIONS
To consider adoption of Financial Regulations (see Clerk’s Report item E)

11. APPOINTMENT OF BANKERS
a) To consider safety of investments/bank accounts.
b) To consider confirmation of Bankers and account signatories. (see Clerk’s Report item F)

12. COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
To consider adoption of Complaints Procedure (see Clerk’s Report item G)

13. PROVISION OF INFORMATION UNDER FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT
To consider adoption of Provision of Information – model publication scheme (see Clerk’s Report item H)

14. MEDIA POLICY
To consider adoption of Media Policy (see Clerk’s Report item I)

15. ASSET REGISTER
To consider adoption of Asset Register as shown in Annual Accounts. (see Clerk’s Report item J)

16. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
a) To consider for approval as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 15th April 2015
b) To consider any questions arising from those minutes.

17. COMMITTEES
a) To receive reports, minutes and recommendations from committees already circulated, enclosed herewith or to be circulated and to consider any questions arising from them.
i). Planning, Development Control and Highways Committee meeting held on 22nd April 2015
Questions to members of the previous committee present at the April meeting.

18. CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
To receive and note any announcements from the Chairman of the meeting.

19. PUBLIC CONSULTATION ***
To receive and consider any questions from the Public, which may be answered but not debated.

20. POLICING IN THE PARISH
No report received.

21. PARISH CLERK’S REPORT
To receive and consider the Parish Clerk’s Report (copy attached). All items requiring the council to make a decision are specified separately on this agenda.

22. FINANCE
a) To receive and approve the Financial Statement for April 2015
b) To approve payments according to the Financial Statement for April 2015
c) To consider the Annual Accounts and sign Statement if approved. (see Clerk’s Report item K)

23. GENERAL POWER OF COMPETENCE
To note Tidenham Parish Council is no longer eligible to use the General Power under The Localism Act 2011: The General Power of Competence. (see Clerk’s Report item L)

24. TRAINING
To consider training courses for new and previous councillors (see Clerk’s Report item M)

25. COUNCILLOR VACANCIES
To consider advertisement and selection of candidates for co-option as Councillors to fill 3 vacancies. (see Clerk’s Report item N)

26. BACKUP OF ADMIN COMPUTERS
To consider use of ‘cloud’ backup service for both admin laptop computers. (see Clerk’s Report item O)

27. CCTV
a) To receive and note update on CCTV in Parish from Councillor Ford
b) To consider proceeding with CCTV on current basis

28. WEBSITE
To consider new Website (see Clerk’s Report item P)

29. CORRESPONDENCE
To consider any other correspondence as detailed in the Clerk’s Report (see Clerk’s Report item Q)

30. COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS
To receive and note any matters which councillors wish to raise and where appropriate add to the agenda for the following meeting or meetings of committees.

31. FUTURE MEETINGS
To note the dates of future council and committee meetings:
Wednesday 27th May –
Planning, Development Control and Highways Committee

Wednesday 3rd June – Finance Committee 7pm followed by Mopla Cottages Committee
Wednesday 10th June – Amenities Committee
Wednesday 17th June – Full TPC Council Meeting

*** Allows a period not exceeding fifteen minutes for members of the public to make statements and ask questions of the Committee
This item does not preclude Suspension of Standing Orders by the Committee to allow participation on Items on the Agenda
i) Each person will be required to state his or her name and address
ii) Each person will be allowed no more than three minutes plus a brief follow-up to any answers given by the Committee
iii) Questions may be answered but not debated by the Committee
iv) Any issues that the Committee considers require consideration should be referred to the next meeting of the Committee or deferred to the next Full Council Meeting Tidenham Parish Council

To: Members of the Public & Press 13th May 2015

You are invited to attend a meeting of Tidenham Parish Council that has been arranged for Wednesday 20th May 2015 at 19:00hrs in the War Memorial Hall, Coleford Road, Tutshill, for the transaction of business according to the enclosed agenda.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Carol Hinton
Clerk to the Parish Council
Wood Cottage, Clanna, Gloucestershire, GL15 6AJ. Telephone: 01594 530779
http://www.tidenhamparishcouncil.co.uk clerk@tidenhamparishcouncil.co.uk

Note: Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings of the Council and Committees, unless specifically excluded due to the confidential nature of the business. Members of the public can ask questions or make representation during item 19 but the council cannot make a decision on any matter which is not specified on the agenda.

AGENDA

1. CHAIRMAN
a) To elect a Chairman for 2015/2016
b) Chairman to sign the Declaration of Acceptance of Office

2. VICE CHAIRMAN
a) To elect a Vice Chairman for 2015/2016
b) Vice Chairman to sign the Declaration of Acceptance of Office

3. ATTENDANCE
a) DECLARATIONS OF ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE
i) To receive a report from the Clerk regarding the receipt of declarations of acceptance of office of councillors.
ii) To decide when any declarations of acceptance of office which have not been received as provided by law shall be received.
RECOMMENDATION: That if any declarations of acceptance of office have not so far been received they should be received prior to the next meeting of Full Council.
b) To receive apologies for absence from those councillors unable to attend.
c) To consider for acceptance those apologies received with reasons for absence.

4. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
a) To confirm if the Clerk has received copies of all councillors Register of Interests for publication.
b) To receive Declarations of Interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 in respect of officers and in accordance with the provisions of the Localism Act 2011 in respect of members.
Interests may be declared at any time during the meeting should they become apparent.
c) To consider any Dispensation Requests received by the Parish Clerk and not previously considered. (All councillors appointed to the Mopla Cottages committee should request a dispensation once appointed, to be considered at the next meeting of the Council.)

5. PRESENTATION BY ANDREW AND SUE CLARKE of the RESILIENCE CENTRE
Andrew Clarke from The Resilience Centre will give a presentation on the proposed community wind turbine at Stroat.

6. REMIT OF COMMITTEES
To consider for adoption the remit of committees (see Clerk’s Report item A and document attached)

7. STANDING COMMITTEES
To Appoint members to standing committees as approved by the adoption of ‘Remit of Committees’(see Clerk’s Report item B)
Amenities Committee
Planning, Development Control and Highways Committee
Finance and Probity Committee
Mopla Cottages Committee

8. PUBLIC AND CHARITABLE BODIES
To consider appointments to Public and Charitable Bodies (see Clerk’s Report item C)
Poor’s Allotment
Sedbury and Beachley Village Hall
Tidenham War Memorial Hall
Severn Area Rescue
Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Wye Valley Consortium

9. STANDING ORDERS
To consider adoption of Standing Orders (see Clerk’s Report item D)

10. FINANCIAL REGULATIONS
To consider adoption of Financial Regulations (see Clerk’s Report item E)

11. APPOINTMENT OF BANKERS
a) To consider safety of investments/bank accounts.
b) To consider confirmation of Bankers and account signatories. (see Clerk’s Report item F)

12. COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
To consider adoption of Complaints Procedure (see Clerk’s Report item G)

13. PROVISION OF INFORMATION UNDER FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT
To consider adoption of Provision of Information – model publication scheme (see Clerk’s Report item H)

14. MEDIA POLICY
To consider adoption of Media Policy (see Clerk’s Report item I)

15. ASSET REGISTER
To consider adoption of Asset Register as shown in Annual Accounts. (see Clerk’s Report item J)

16. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
a) To consider for approval as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 15th April 2015
b) To consider any questions arising from those minutes.

17. COMMITTEES
a) To receive reports, minutes and recommendations from committees already circulated, enclosed herewith or to be circulated and to consider any questions arising from them.
i). Planning, Development Control and Highways Committee meeting held on 22nd April 2015
Questions to members of the previous committee present at the April meeting.

18. CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
To receive and note any announcements from the Chairman of the meeting.

19. PUBLIC CONSULTATION ***
To receive and consider any questions from the Public, which may be answered but not debated.

20. POLICING IN THE PARISH
No report received.

21. PARISH CLERK’S REPORT
To receive and consider the Parish Clerk’s Report (copy attached). All items requiring the council to make a decision are specified separately on this agenda.

22. FINANCE
a) To receive and approve the Financial Statement for April 2015
b) To approve payments according to the Financial Statement for April 2015
c) To consider the Annual Accounts and sign Statement if approved. (see Clerk’s Report item K)

23. GENERAL POWER OF COMPETENCE
To note Tidenham Parish Council is no longer eligible to use the General Power under The Localism Act 2011: The General Power of Competence. (see Clerk’s Report item L)

24. TRAINING
To consider training courses for new and previous councillors (see Clerk’s Report item M)

25. COUNCILLOR VACANCIES
To consider advertisement and selection of candidates for co-option as Councillors to fill 3 vacancies. (see Clerk’s Report item N)

26. BACKUP OF ADMIN COMPUTERS
To consider use of ‘cloud’ backup service for both admin laptop computers. (see Clerk’s Report item O)

27. CCTV
a) To receive and note update on CCTV in Parish from Councillor Ford
b) To consider proceeding with CCTV on current basis

28. WEBSITE
To consider new Website (see Clerk’s Report item P)

29. CORRESPONDENCE
To consider any other correspondence as detailed in the Clerk’s Report (see Clerk’s Report item Q)

30. COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS
To receive and note any matters which councillors wish to raise and where appropriate add to the agenda for the following meeting or meetings of committees.

31. FUTURE MEETINGS
To note the dates of future council and committee meetings:
Wednesday 27th May – Planning, Development Control and Highways Committee
Wednesday 3rd June – Finance Committee 7pm followed by Mopla Cottages Committee
Wednesday 10th June – Amenities Committee
Wednesday 17th June – Full TPC Council Meeting

*** Allows a period not exceeding fifteen minutes for members of the public to make statements and ask questions of the Committee
This item does not preclude Suspension of Standing Orders by the Committee to allow participation on Items on the Agenda
i) Each person will be required to state his or her name and address
ii) Each person will be allowed no more than three minutes plus a brief follow-up to any answers given by the Committee
iii) Questions may be answered but not debated by the Committee
iv) Any issues that the Committee considers require consideration should be referred to the next meeting of the Committee or deferred to the next Full Council Meeting

PLEASE be there to help make your views known
I am advised that the issue of the application to industrialise land at Severndal Farm will be a matter dealt with at the start of the meeting and equal time will be allocated to the professional aplicant company and parishioners – including parishoners who will have been mustered commercially to support the applicant’s profit motive!
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We believe the information gathered on this site can act to bring the truth, regarding the dishonesty of the claimed benefits of Wind Turbines (WT) to the front of people’s minds as they are regularly taxed, in a hidden tax, on their energy bills to fund these politically correct and fundamentally all but useless monstrosities.

We have gathered a great deal of information in our efforts to prevent the industrialisation of Stroat and the banks of the Severn Estuary and across the wider area including the Forest of Dean (FoD) as administered by The Forest of Dean District Council (FoDDC), areas of outstanding natural beauty (AoONB), sites of special scientific interest (SSI) & wildlife habitats.

Please help to spread the truth about the Wind Turbine scam and the fundamental flaws and lies of the ‘Warmists’ & self proclaimed ‘Greens’, which are presented as ‘fact’, regarding the anthropogenic influence of mankind on Global Warming and Climate Chance.

Arm yourself with facts to defeat the biggest con of the late 20th and early 21st Century, and do please spread the truth and the URL of this site as widely as you can.

Posted by: Greg Lance – Watkins (site owner)

If you would like more information about Stroat see: http://Stroat-Gloucestershire.com/

If you would like more information about Greg_L-W see: http://GregLanceWatkins.com/

E&OE

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept responsibility for material on links and other sources

IF you note ANY errors of fact in this or any other web site or blog I own or manage please bring it to my attention for correction @ Greg_L-W@BTconnect.com – Thank you.

PS-18: Even the media seem willing to perpetuate the myth of ‘Community Benefit’!

PLEASE:
Help To Arm People
With The Truth & Facts
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PS – 18:

20-May-2015
(PS-18: Even the media seem willing to perpetuate the myth of ‘Community Benefit’!)

 The Forester local newspaper:
FORESTER 20-May-2015 01

It is interesting to note that the applicant’s husband was permitted to claim that those opposing the industrialising of this rural AONB were misleading people yet could show no example but was permitted to perpetuate the pretence this was a ‘community project’ when it is almost totally rejected by the ‘community’, he also made the clearly ‘misleading’ claim that the wind turbine was almost silent when the application concedes that it will produce constant noise levels of over 40 decibells, when it is actually working, and that it will effect homes over a wide area!

This level of dishonesty seems all too common in the application as are the claims that it is ecologically friendly, when all the evidence shows these massive machines are anything but ecologically friendly, not cost effective, grossly inefficient and require massive levels of tax payer funded subsidies, which may explain why our elected Government seeks to bring an end to such installations with their obscene levels of subsidy and the use of these subsidies to make apparent bribes to narrow interests of a few in the community as a means of achieving their personal aims of enrichment!

There was also some coverage of the facts on Gloucester Radio.

 

We believe the information gathered on this site can act to bring the truth, regarding the dishonesty of the claimed benefits of Wind Turbines (WT) to the front of people’s minds as they are regularly taxed, in a hidden tax, on their energy bills to fund these politically correct and fundamentally all but useless monstrosities.

We have gathered a great deal of information in our efforts to prevent the industrialisation of Stroat and the banks of the Severn Estuary and across the wider area including the Forest of Dean (FoD) as administered by The Forest of Dean District Council (FoDDC), areas of outstanding natural beauty (AoONB), sites of special scientific interest (SSI) & wildlife habitats.

Please help to spread the truth about the Wind Turbine scam and the fundamental flaws and lies of the ‘Warmists’ & self proclaimed ‘Greens’, which are presented as ‘fact’, regarding the anthropogenic influence of mankind on Global Warming and Climate Chance.

Arm yourself with facts to defeat the biggest con of the late 20th and early 21st Century, and do please spread the truth and the URL of this site as widely as you can.

Posted by: Greg Lance – Watkins (site owner)

If you would like more information about Stroat see: http://Stroat-Gloucestershire.com/

If you would like more information about Greg_L-W see: http://GregLanceWatkins.com/

E&OE

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept responsibility for material on links and other sources

IF you note ANY errors of fact in this or any other web site or blog I own or manage please bring it to my attention for correction @ Greg_L-W@BTconnect.com – Thank you.

PS-15: GL-W. – My Own Letter Of Opposition, …

PLEASE:
Help To Arm People
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PS – 15:

18-May-2015
(PS-15: GL-W. – My Own Letter Of Opposition, Probably Too Factual for most on the Planning Committee to be willing to read!)

  •  Herewith my objection to the application (sorry the formatting has become a little muddled!):
  • HOME OWNER, RESIDENT AND RATEPAYER
    In the Parish of Tidenham
    AT:
    Home Cottage,
    Stroat,
    Tidenham,
    The Forest of Dean,
    Gloucestershire,
    NP16 7LR
    01594 – 526 337
    18-May-2015
    FODDC,
    COUNCIL OFFICES,
    HIGH STREET,
    COLEFORD,
    GL16 8HG
    PLANNING Department: planning@fdean.gov.uk
    CASE OFFICER STEPHEN COLEGATE: stephen.colegate@fdean.gov.uk
    COPY:
    MARK HARPER MP: fod@gloucestershireconservatives.com
    PARISH COUNCILLORS clerk@tidenhamparishcouncil.co.uk
    Re.: Planning Application PO365/15/FUL
    INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT of INITIAL WIND TURBINE
    Severndale Farm, Stroat, Tidenham, NP16 7LL
    STOP WIND TURBIBE 01
    • TOTAL HEIGHT ABOVE RIVER 337 Feet +
    • Hanley Hill 22m
    • Tower Structure 60m
    • Blade/Sail 1/2 Diameter (54m) 27m
    • + Concrete Mount Block ?
    TOTAL 109m or 337 feet + mountDear Sirs,
    Please be advised of my extensively researched and implacable objection to the industrialisation of this Rural Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Fuller reasons and many detailes and links to accurate and proven facts opposing the installation may be found at:
    http://stroat-gloucestershire.com/2015/05/17/60m-wind-turbine-eyesore-application-for-stroat/
    where many detailed factual arguments are raised, together with the views and opinions of many well informed individuals together with views and opinions of many local individuals.It would clearly be deleterious of anyone involved in the decision making in this application not to study the details enumerated therein.Minded of the constraints of time permit me to put the time required in perspective – a responsible finding of facts from the source quoted may take as much as a day out of YOUR life however by the proud boast of the applicant this monstrous carbuncle in our midst will be present and effecting many 1,000s of lives over the next 25 years and it is highly unlikely that the monstrous concrete block on which the 87m. high tower with its 158 foot span blades will stand will ever be removed!I appreciate the gadarene rush to profit from the subsidies, required to enable the pretence that wind turbines are cost effective, however like the Gadarene there is every probability that this will lead to a leap off the cliff for those effected!I object to this application on the grounds that there is no proven case for installing these monstrous intrusions and any pretence that they may provide a ‘community benefit’ of any consequence is dwarfed by the many disadvantages to the community and society as a whole, and thus appears to be little more than a sop, or to put it clearly a bribe!A measure of the dishonesty of this application, which strengthens my resolve to oppose it is:
    01. The headline figure of the height of the industrial structure is 60m. it is only when one drills down in the small print that it becomes apparent it is not a mere 60m. but will tower over the Severn Estuary in splendid un camouflaged isolation (until of course this precedent may be granted permitting seried ranks of them) by 337 Feet!
    02. It is claimed dishonestly by the applicant that there has been public consultation – there has been absolutely no public consultation, it would seem to be that the applicant seeks to mislead the planners by alluding to a sales presentation made by themselves, to an invited audience some 3 years ago! After which the applicants withdrew their application, no doubt in the realisation they had failed to convince!
    O3. It would seem that the applicants seek to further mislead by claiming that an environmental study has been presented when no such adequate environmental study has been made as:
    A. The study has not considered the deleterious effects of their proposed industrial action to the reed beds between their proposed installation and the river, which are the gathering ground for migratory birds, which gather to feed. and thus fatten to provide the necessary energy, prior to their long migration south to warmer climes for the winter – birds which WILL be slaughtered in consequential numbers as the turbine blades smash them from the side – the report pays no cogniscience to the differences of impact at different seasons.
    B. The study has made no allowance for the distance of travel of either noise, light flicker or safety lighting, particularly on the rising ground of the Forest approaches behind it – where many homes and farms and their livestock WILL be effected. It should be noted that the low frequency hum from the turbine, which they admit will be between 35 & 45 DB on a substantial radius of grounds & homes, below it will be likewise yet travel considerably further on a level with the source! Sound tends to travel further in a set pressure (altitude) density of air, particularly low frequency, long wave pattern sound, thus can cause considerably more damage to a wider radius stretching for several miles –
    eg the low frequency communication of elephants which can be detected over 20 miles away!
    C. I have been unable to trace a single solitary risk assessment of the damage done to micro organisms and their predatory food chain in soil, yet it is known that the continuous low frequency vibration radiates in the soil, causing a fall off in both micro organisms and the worms and the like that feed on them, including the larvae of the many insects on which the migratory birds are utterly dependent. The loss of such life and the vibration leads to compression of the soil and a form of soil cancer.
    D. I appreciate that the RSPB has made no objection nor any se4rious consideration however I would suggest that without implementation of an FoI report it would be wise to discount their input, or failure to input, as it is widely believed the Wind Turbine promoters are amongst their substantial donors!
    E. There would seem to be absolutely no consideration given to the impact on the many raptors in the area and even more significantly to the many owls that patrol this territory at night, with no hope of seeing the rotating blades until they are struck and killed – leading to a damaging increase in both mice and rats!
    F. Astonishingly the so called environmental report fails to even mention the Environmental Agency’s flood warning maps that show Severndale Farm WILL potentially be effected!
    04. I also object to these plans being put forward at this time, which so redolently smacks of ‘A good time to bury bad news’!
    The planning application was validated on 17-Apr-2015, after Parliament had been prorogued – thus from then forward the peoples of this community were without meaningfull representation and all in the political diaspora were involved in the flux of election.
    We had no MP representing us until 08-May-2015 and beyond during which the new Parliament was coming to existence as a Government.
    We had no meaningfull Councillors as they were seeking election or re-election and even now have not been accurately listed on the web site of FoDDC. In fact I believe they have not been sworn in yet, let alone selected for the various committees – particularly planning!
    We are as yet unrepresented by Parish Councillors who are due to be sworn in on 20-May-2015 and the first occasion on which they can consider the matter before the, to be selec ted, planning committee is the 27-May-2015!.This is clearly a shoddy and unsatisfactory manner in which to pretend to a democratic process.I incline to believe that the application was made at this time deliberately to suit the applicant and thus I believe the Council has little option but to act with integrity and extend the period by at least the 37 days that have been lost from the 17-Apr-2015 until the 27-May-2015.
    Fortunately with her last two clear days the outgoing councillor Gabriella Kirkpatrick acted decisively and with integrity and at my request ‘called in the plans’.
    05. I am also minded to oppose this application as, although within electoral law, the candidacy of Mrs. Maria Edwards for a council seat is of some moral turpitude as although she was standing as a Conservative Councillor she seems to have overlooked the gathering opprobrium of her own party for the siting of wind turbines on land and the stated intention of providing nil public funding for all applications that were made and not granted prior to the election. I incline to the understanding that Mrs. Edwards failed totally to make it clear to the electorate that were she elected it would prove potentially fortuitously profitable for her as the wife and thus partner in the application for the wind turbine at Severndale Farm – had she told the truth to the electorate I believe she would not have stood any chance of being elected and unseating a candidate with the community’s interests at heart!
    I believe Mrs. Edwards’ position to be morally repugnant and her status as being out of keeping with the very principles of democracy regardless of the fact she may declare her interests at a later stage it does appear she obtained her position by deception.
    06. I appreciate that in return for the massive subsidies enjoyed by installers of this failed concept of power generation hereto fore there is a limp and implausible attempt to claim a ‘community benefit’ when quite clearly there is no meaningfull benefit gained that even begins to compensate for the damage such an industrial installation in so clearly a rural AoONB and loss of visual amenity for so many 1,000s of people, minded this edifice will be visible from Gloucester and much of South Gloucestershire and of course much of the FoD, being some 337feet high when Gloucester Cathedral is a mere 229 feet high!The pretence of a community benefit is palpably little more than an effort at justification by the applicants. much beyond the very personal member of the community and his own bank account.To justify this statement may I point out the public accounts of one of the applicants. who also has a similar interest in the wind turbine at St.Briavels which values that interest of around 50% as being £500,000 – perhaps besides free/subsidised electricity for Severndale Farm the applicants could make clear the relevance to the community of the small sop they offer relative to the £! Million value of their subsidised installation with a mere 20% efficacy and thus were it 100% effective the value would doubtless be in excess of £5 Million!I regret that a pretence at a ‘Community Benefit’ seems little more than an insignificant bribe relative to the huge benefit for the applicants developing this industrial installation and the damage done to this AoONB not to mention the loss of amenity, potential health risks, damage from noise, flicker and safety lighting not to mention the visual damage resultant from this installation – bear in mind that The Forestry Commission advise me that the largest genus of tree that grows in the FoD is the Douglas Fir which in our climate grows to a height6 of just over 115 feet or one third of the height of this 337 foot wind turbine with its 158 foot blades!I do not include the value of property as it would seem that the loss of property value for possibly 100 people is of no planning significance when measured against the gain of one or two individuals – it may not be a planning issue but to any individual with one wit of morality it is a very clear issue!
    07. A particular reason I am opposed to this application is both personal and public in that as a user, on a regular basis, of the A48 which besides being designated as a Roman road is recognised as the most dangerous road in Europe based, I understand, on death rate per mile in terms of vehicle miles.
    Minded that a principal cause of accidents is ‘distraction’ there can be no more convincing an argument against this industrial installation, being both close to the road and clearly inappropriate in such an open rural setting as it towers over the river by 337 feet and is a moving object dominant in line with such beautiful views – a half seen and even more distracting object at night with its alarm security lighting for the very many low flying light aircraft and the many helicopter flights in its immediate proximity – flights which are frequently below the height of this moving edifice. An even more dangerous object and distracting installation in the dense sea mist that frequently rolls up The Severn Estuary.
    08. One should also be minded that in consideration of the Roman ruins in the immediate area it is worthy of particular note that in ajoining fields there is the platform of what is believed to be a Roman temple, also of a Roman villa there is also I understand a Roman Mansio (a Mansio being the stopping point for Roman troops distanced by the marching regime of Roman Centurions on the move) this particular Mansio was the point at which troops gathered to await the right tide when crossing the Severn south or mustering to dry out and get in good order after crossing from South Gloucestershire.It is likely that there are other features as yet undiscovered.
    It is also worthy of note that Hanley Hill is known to be the Moot and as such was the meeting point for residents of Tidenham and thus has both medieval and pre medieval significance.
    09. It is also worthy of note that there was at one time an electricity pylon sited on Hanley Hill which was removed as it was considered unsigtly and the cabling was diverted.
    10. Please also be advised of the letter of objection to a similarly sited, though better camophlaged, application locally, from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) which contains many relevant points significant to this current application, which can be read at:

    Click to access P1396_CPRE_Objections.pdf


    11. This installation is far too close to the river, thus on the open historic flood plane and sticking out like a sore thumb and visible for miles around, this huge industrial structure, which will be over 150 feet taller than St. Mary’s Church in Lydney and 3 times the height of Nelson’s Column in London, with its related noise and visual impact is far too close to residential properties and will effect far more properties than were it situated, like most other such structures, as being in a valley many more properties are effected on a level with the structure and its visibility will be for miles around being on so prominent and open a site.
    12. I also object to this and other similar applications on purely ethical grounds as there is something particularly distastefull and morally bankrupt about the funding of these ‘white elephants’ as they are part funded by taxing the poor, through their unavoidable electricity bills, and then handing the cash to landowners and the wealthy – I find this to be utterly reprehensible.
    13. I am further opposed to these installations, particularly in such an inappropriate position when it is now well proven that wind turbines are not only an ecologically unsound method of generating electricity but greedy in two natural resources in short supply, namely the excess use of copper, which is an increasingly diminishing strategic resource and rare earth extracts available from only China where it is increasingly extracted utilising this scarce resource in an irresponsible manner in the manufacture of the turbines.
    14. These applications should further be rejected as it is increasingly apparent that they are so inefficient that the Government finds itself in the ludicrous position of subsidising owners with taxes levied even on the poor to fund subsidies to pay owners to take their turbines off line – turbines which those very same tax payers were taxed to fund the construction of.
    15. I further reject the idea of constructing this wind turbine in the light of the many 100s of truck movements that will be necessitated on the already over crowded and dangerous A48, which clearly to judge by the numerous potholes Gloucester highways can not afford to properly repair leaving the tax payer with unsound and unsafe roads and increased wear and tear, not to mention direct damage, to vehicles – indubitably a fairer and more intelligent use of subsidies than these follies as applied for.
    16. I am additionally opposed to this industrial installation in the light of the inevitable need for a service road with either a 110 or 150 tonne load capacity to allow for access by heavy lift crane facilities – a service road that will require an unsightly bell mouth junction on the A48 in the proximity of Hanley Farm shop and the property of Wibdon Farm some 60 meters in extent!
    17. In support of the rejection of this application I also believe that the probability that this application may prove a precedent if it is irresponsibly accepted for the erection of many more similar industrial installations despoiling the rural banks of the River Severn and its estuary and their visual amenity for its people and its visitors.
    18. I am also opposed to this application on the very real danger to jobs in the area, many of which are dependent on tourism and day visitors to the area all of whom will find their enjoyment of this AoONB with its many wonderful view points debased should this and similar installations be approved, this application alone will be visible from many of the classic view points in the FoD and almost all such view points in South Gloucestershire – we have a duty of care for future generations to ensure they can enjoy the unbefouled FoD we have all enjoyed.
    19. I believe that it is unprincipled to believe there is any sound motivation to grant this application funded in part by unwilling tax payers who can ill afford the subsidies to enrich a few selfish individuals. The concept of smaller investors being able to participate is debatable in that that may bring no local benefits as the investment will be open via the internet to the world at large as is the applicants fatuous petition orchestrated on the internet and accessible around the world, in the realisation that petitions are prone to abuse I understand local residents decided it would be unethical and counter productive to raise a petition, just as they have it would seem extended their encouragement to comment to local residents only.
    20. It is important to note, in deciding to reject this application, the claimed green aspects of such wind turbines – firstly their justification is grounded in the widely discredited IPCC report of Al Gore & Rajendra K. Paschauri where many of the claimed supporters have requested removal of their names and the signators to exposes of the theory far outweigh the supporters in their denunciation of the IPCC Report with the leak of East Anglia dUniversity documentation encompassing some 20,000 eMails that proved beyond doubt that much of the detail in the IPCC report was downright dishonest at worst and largely unsound being based on selective use of data!
    Do also note that Rajendra paschauri with his close partisan associations with Tatta Industries has recently been ousted from his job and Al Gore is now soundly discredited and the report itself has been accepted in Court to be insufficiently accurate to teach as a science in schools in Britain.
    21. Penultimately in considering this application it is important to accept the fact that any concept of benefit to the green carbon footprint is far outweigjhed by the enormouse level of carbon output in the production of the cement alone let alone the carbon footprint of transportation of the required other ingredients of the concrete block that will act as the mount, let alone the carbon footprint of the manufacture, fabrication and construction of the enormous industrial structure.
    On optimum output it will take at least 10 years to ‘repay’ the carbon cost of construction and as even the applicant’s claimed figure projects a 35% of optimum output, which can be considered optimistic as their other wind turbine at St. Briavels has an output of around 20% – thus reducing profitability to allow a mere £8,000 for so called ‘community benefit’ which was originally projected at £20,000 where £8,000 to £20,000 is likely to be the cost in lost value for any single property in its damage zone in terms of noise and loss of visual amenity and constant flicker day and night whether from sunlight or safety lighting!
    22. Finally let us consider in my opposition to this application the obvious fact that if the applicant had a genuione concern for the environment, as his recent award would show in 2014 one wonders why he did not advise the competition organisers that he was on the verge of despoiling the natural beauty of the area and installing a dangerous and overbearing industrial installation 337 feet above the River Severn ajoining the already overcrowded A48 adding to the likelihood of fatalities for people and birds alike.
    Was there a genuine interest in alternative energy rather than enrichment via subsidies surely the applicant would have clad his many relatively new barns with solar panels which would have been considerably less visually damaging to the area at large, would pose no additional danger to road users and wildlife and which have a proven track record of being cost effective without public funding from taxation!With regard to my opposition to this application as a resident in the immediate locality of this proposed industrial installation please be assured that together with the 22 reasons for my opposition it would be relatively easy to identify a further 78 reasons giving 100 sound reasons why on scientific grounds, amenity grounds, danger grounds and wildlife grounds this application is not only unsound but morally unsupportable, further as you can see from the web site:
    http://stroat-gloucestershire.com/2015/05/17/60m-wind-turbine-eyesore-application-for-stroat
    appropriate links to supportive documentations for such a selected 100 reasons to oppose the installation can readily be provided.It is for these many and varied reasons that I oppose the application and would ask that as responsible planning authority that the applicant would seem to have a paucity of sound and proven benefits to offer to justify the application beyond narrow personal interests without ‘community benefits’ or benefits for society at large that would in any way counteract the harm done were this application to be approved, be that now or at appeal – an appeal the applicant would be likely to lose were they minded to persue a rejection, in the light of the change of policy of Her Majesty’s newly elected Government with its undeniable and clear majority – a policy change attested to both by the Minister concerned Michael Fallon prior to the election and by the party manifesto.Thus I call upon the relevant authorities to responsibly represent and uphold my opposition to this application.
    Regards,
    Greg_L-W.
    Greg Lance – Watkins
    HOME OWNER, RESIDENT AND RATEPAYER
    In the Parish of Tidenham
    AT:
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    Stroat,
    Tidenham,
    The Forest of Dean,
    Gloucestershire,
    NP16 7LR
    01594 – 528 337

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We believe the information gathered on this site can act to bring the truth, regarding the dishonesty of the claimed benefits of Wind Turbines (WT) to the front of people’s minds as they are regularly taxed, in a hidden tax, on their energy bills to fund these politically correct and fundamentally all but useless monstrosities.

We have gathered a great deal of information in our efforts to prevent the industrialisation of Stroat and the banks of the Severn Estuary and across the wider area including the Forest of Dean (FoD) as administered by The Forest of Dean District Council (FoDDC), areas of outstanding natural beauty (AoONB), sites of special scientific interest (SSI) & wildlife habitats.

Please help to spread the truth about the Wind Turbine scam and the fundamental flaws and lies of the ‘Warmists’ & self proclaimed ‘Greens’, which are presented as ‘fact’, regarding the anthropogenic influence of mankind on Global Warming and Climate Chance.

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PS-13: Adrian Edwards M.Sc. C.Eng. FIET Planning Objection re: sound etc.

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15-May-2015
(PS-13: Adrian Edwards M.Sc. C.Eng. FIET Planning Objection re: sound & other effects!)

  • A valuable contribution to preserving the Severn Estuary from this industrial profiteering, of so little benefit to anyone other than the applicant:
  • From: Adrian Edwards <edwards.adrian@btinternet.com>
  • Subject: Planning Objection Ref. PO365/15/FUL
  • Date: 15 May 2015 09:52:50 BST
  • To: council@fdean.gov.uk
  • Cc: gregl-w@btconnect.com
  • We wish to register our objection in the strongest to terms to the above planning application for the following reasons;
    1. This constitutes the start of significant industrial development which is not in the county development plans. How many more may be envisaged up the valley?
    2. The construction is completely out of keeping with the environment.
    3. The potential for unacceptable noise levels.
    The report produced by Hoare Lea does not give assurances that noise levels will not be exceeded quite the contrary it states that it could well exceed acceptable levels. Since the models they refer to are not specific to this location all the data produced is merely a comparable extraction in their opinion.
    The aspects of VLF (very low frequency) effects has not been addressed since it is still a contentious issue. None of the reports refer to altitude effects and many of the local properties are at a similar or higher altitude as the propeller blades.

    The propagation and noise levels in a vertical plane have not been addressed or conveniently dismissed.

    Adrian Edwards M.Sc. C.Eng. FIET

 

We believe the information gathered on this site can act to bring the truth, regarding the dishonesty of the claimed benefits of Wind Turbines (WT) to the front of people’s minds as they are regularly taxed, in a hidden tax, on their energy bills to fund these politically correct and fundamentally all but useless monstrosities.

We have gathered a great deal of information in our efforts to prevent the industrialisation of Stroat and the banks of the Severn Estuary and across the wider area including the Forest of Dean (FoD) as administered by The Forest of Dean District Council (FoDDC), areas of outstanding natural beauty (AoONB), sites of special scientific interest (SSI) & wildlife habitats.

Please help to spread the truth about the Wind Turbine scam and the fundamental flaws and lies of the ‘Warmists’ & self proclaimed ‘Greens’, which are presented as ‘fact’, regarding the anthropogenic influence of mankind on Global Warming and Climate Chance.

Arm yourself with facts to defeat the biggest con of the late 20th and early 21st Century, and do please spread the truth and the URL of this site as widely as you can.

Posted by: Greg Lance – Watkins (site owner)

If you would like more information about Stroat see: http://Stroat-Gloucestershire.com/

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PS-12: The Questionable Morality Of The Application & The Applicant re Stroat WT!

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14-May-2015
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  • It is interesting to note that a near identical planning application was made, but for a smaller Turbine in 2011.
  • Planning Application P0596/11/EIA, Severndale Farm Tidenham Chepst…
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  • EIA Screening opinion

    Council
    Forest of Dean District Council
    Council Reference
    P0596/11/EIA
    Address
    Severndale Farm Tidenham Chepstow Mon NP16 7LL
    Application Url
    http://publicaccess.fdean.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=LIV9LIHI03R00
    Location (from postcode)
    51.6618428540645, -2.63423225672715
    Decision
    EIA Required
    Applicant Name
    The Resilience Centre Ltd
    Start Date
    2011-03-16

    Further details

    Date Received
    Wed 16 Mar 2011
    Appeal Status
    Not Available
    Appeal Decision
    Not Available
    Alternative Reference
    Not Available
  • The application was withdrawn, presumably because the applicants felt it was doomed to failure.
  • It is noted the new application was made subsequent to the proroguing of Parliament for Local & General Election, acting as a huge distraction and seemingly ensuring no action was taken to oppose this unsightly, costly and dangerous industrial installation for a considerable period – as proven by the FoDDC Planning site where no public objection was made/displayed until AFTER the election, even then at a time when the FoDDC web site had no listing of the new councillors!
  • It is further worthy of note that the applicant’s wife stood for and was elected to the council without any indication of her interest in the pecuniary advantages of this inappropriate application – were I cynical I might consider this to be an deliberate act of dishonesty for personal gain and a breech of the ethics of public office in a democracy! (for the record I am cynical regarding the personal ambitions of most politicians!)

 

We believe the information gathered on this site can act to bring the truth, regarding the dishonesty of the claimed benefits of Wind Turbines (WT) to the front of people’s minds as they are regularly taxed, in a hidden tax, on their energy bills to fund these politically correct and fundamentally all but useless monstrosities.

We have gathered a great deal of information in our efforts to prevent the industrialisation of Stroat and the banks of the Severn Estuary and across the wider area including the Forest of Dean (FoD) as administered by The Forest of Dean District Council (FoDDC), areas of outstanding natural beauty (AoONB), sites of special scientific interest (SSI) & wildlife habitats.

Please help to spread the truth about the Wind Turbine scam and the fundamental flaws and lies of the ‘Warmists’ & self proclaimed ‘Greens’, which are presented as ‘fact’, regarding the anthropogenic influence of mankind on Global Warming and Climate Chance.

Arm yourself with facts to defeat the biggest con of the late 20th and early 21st Century, and do please spread the truth and the URL of this site as widely as you can.

Posted by: Greg Lance – Watkins (site owner)

If you would like more information about Stroat see: http://Stroat-Gloucestershire.com/

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PS-07: A Belated Start To A Campaign By The Effected Community

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  • Campaign starts against Tidenham wind turbine
  • Wednesday, 13 May 2015

  • RESIDENTS living along the River Severn are campaigning against a planning application to put a 60m high wind turbine at Severndale Farm, Tidenham.

    With the length of the blades taken into account too, the maximum height of the wind turbine would be 87m, which would make it visible from Chepstow to Woolaston, and out across the Severn.

    The application has been made for “Change of use of agricultural land to wind turbine and installation of a wind turbine to generate renewable energy including grid connection and ancillary works”.

    Despite the application having been submitted on Thursday 29th January 2015 and published online on Tuesday 10th March, there have been no public comments published on the District Council’s website at the time of going to press.

    Claire Ford, who lives in neighbouring Stroat, says:
    “We received a letter from the Forest of Dean District Council on 1st May for a 60m wind turbine which is in fact 87m high when fully constructed. The proposed wind turbine is just 455m from my home.

    “I have three young children and am terrified of the impact this turbine will have on their futures as there are so many health issues these turbines can cause.

    “A small group of concerned residents met on Sunday evening (10th May) which was the first meeting to pull ideas together, discuss the issue and perhaps come up with a course of action.
    “Stroat is such a small village though it will be hard to get the message out to the wider area fast enough.”

    The deadline for residents to comment closes on Monday 18th May and plans can be viewed on the Forest of Dean District Council’s website at http://www.fdean.gov.uk under the planning portal with the reference number P0365/15/FUL

  • To view the original article CLICK HERE

  • PLEASE NOTE The deadline for comments IS Monday 18-May-2015 as stated on the FoD planning web site confirmed in conversation with Stephen Colgate the Planning Officer designated to this application 13-May-2015 12:00hrs by me directly.

 

We believe the information gathered on this site can act to bring the truth, regarding the dishonesty of the claimed benefits of Wind Turbines (WT) to the front of people’s minds as they are regularly taxed, in a hidden tax, on their energy bills to fund these politically correct and fundamentally all but useless monstrosities.

We have gathered a great deal of information in our efforts to prevent the industrialisation of Stroat and the banks of the Severn Estuary and across the wider area including the Forest of Dean (FoD) as administered by The Forest of Dean District Council (FoDDC), areas of outstanding natural beauty (AoONB), sites of special scientific interest (SSI) & wildlife habitats.

Please help to spread the truth about the Wind Turbine scam and the fundamental flaws and lies of the ‘Warmists’ & self proclaimed ‘Greens’, which are presented as ‘fact’, regarding the anthropogenic influence of mankind on Global Warming and Climate Chance.

Arm yourself with facts to defeat the biggest con of the late 20th and early 21st Century, and do please spread the truth and the URL of this site as widely as you can.

Posted by: Greg Lance – Watkins (site owner)

If you would like more information about Stroat see: http://Stroat-Gloucestershire.com/

If you would like more information about Greg_L-W see: http://GregLanceWatkins.com/

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