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PS – 53:
(PS-53: Letter/Circular regarding PS-51)
Here is an item of correspondence, written in the light of PS-51, and circulated widely amongst the ‘Community’, members of ‘The Community Against Severndale Wind Turbine’, our MP, our Councillors and the public at large, both locally and beyond:
You will be pleased to note the steady updating on the web site:
particulary in the section regarding the parish of Tidenham’s District Councillor on the FoDDC Planning Committee Maria Edwards’ opportunistic planning application:
I appreciate the site is now packed with facts and views, documents and information – so far running to over 47,000 words with many dozens of links!
I appreciate that few will wish to read all this, but it is essential that we leave no details out and provide clear facts upon which people can make their judgement – we must NOT fall into the trap of providing inaccurate information nor distorting thwe truth inorder to preserve our rural area with all that it offers, we will not sink to the levels of distortiopn, bribery, blackmail that the applicant’s team would seem to be using to put themselves in a profitable situation at the expenswe of the tax payers and in breech of current Government policy as clearly stated in their manifesto, voted into being and presented in Parliament.
IF there is an appeal to the Planning Committee decision it is essential that it can be shown that our opposition has been ethical and honest – thus showing just how corrupt and dishonest the application was. You will note the amount of completely identical letters obtained in support have been, with signatures of very dubious worth, based on clearly misleading information. There is no way in which wind turbines can be descrtibed as environmentally sound and it is clear that the applicant is merely acting out of personal greed dependent on subsidies and inflated value of feed in tarriffs, hence the clear panic shown in their wordy and relatively pointless attempt to discredit the Officer’s report and then the thinly veiled blackmail threatening withdrawal of benefit if the hearing was not carried out to cash in on the current inflated tarriffs!
I do wonder if the applicant has read the DECC’s letter or the Government statement or even the debate in the House of Commons or even the manifesto of her own party or even perhaps whether her agents have hidden the facts, so as to continue charging fees, inspite of the facts!
PS – 51:
DECC – Onshore wind Letter 01
Department of Energy & Climate Change
3 Whitehall Place
Our ref: TO2015/07548/JA
24 July 2015
Dear REDACTED NAME,
Thank you for your follow-up email of 6 July to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), about onshore wind subsidies. I have been asked to reply.
On 18 June, the Secretary of State announced to Parliament the end of new subsidies for onshore wind provided by the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme and changes to planning laws so that local people will have the final say on onshore windfarm applications. While onshore wind power plays an important role in Britain’s energy industry, the Government believes there are now enough projects in development to help us meet our renewable electricity commitments. We plan to deliver these changes through an Energy Bill, which was presented into the House of Lords on 9 July.
The Secretary of State has proposed a grace period which would continue to give access to support under the RO to those projects which, as of 18 June, already had planning consent, a grid connection offer and acceptance, and evidence of land rights for the site on which their project will be built. These proposals are intended to deliver on the Conservative election manifesto commitment to end new subsidies for onshore wind in a fair and balanced way. The Secretary of State’s statements may be viewed on the Parliament website.
In making this announcement, the Government has recognised that onshore wind has made a valuable contribution to the UK energy mix in recent years but has now reached the point where there is enough capacity in the pipeline for the UK to meet its 2020 renewable electricity commitments. The grace period arrangements the Government have proposed are intended to protect investor confidence in the wider renewables sector and balance the interests of onshore wind developers with consumers, who pay the cost of onshore wind support through their energy bill.
In her statement to Parliament on 18 June, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change said that she now wants to hear views from the industry and other stakeholders before framing the terms of the legislation to deliver the Manifesto Commitment. Further to this, on 7 July we announced further information on the proposed grace periods and the engagement process, which can be viewed online at:
In particular, we are interested in hearing from developers with projects that are currently in the planning system, but which have not yet secured planning consent, and to receive information and evidence relating to:
o the stage that such projects have reached in the planning process, anticipated final planning decision dates, and expenditure incurred on projects as at the date of the Secretary of State’s announcement;
o project timetables and anticipated dates for securing a grid connection offer and acceptance; and
o the prospects of such projects being in a position to accredit under the RO by 31 March 2017 and expected final investment decision dates.
Information on future stakeholder engagement events across the UK will be published on this page shortly. We will consider carefully the level of investment that developers are likely to bring forward under the proposals announced by the Secretary of State on 18 June.
I hope that this is helpful.
DECC Correspondence Unit
DO PLEASE NOTE:
Mr Peter Bone (Wellingborough) (Con): My constituents will be delighted that we now have a Conservative Government, as under a coalition Government we would never have had this statement or this excellent Secretary of State at the Dispatch Box. I have it clear in my mind, but can my right hon. Friend confirm that if the Borough Council of Wellingborough turns down a planning application for a wind farm, its decision cannot be overturned by the Planning Inspectorate?
Amber Rudd: Yes, I can confirm that.
Source Government web site from debate in Parliament as per Hansard 22 Jun 2015 : Column 633
In the light of the facts: Do bear in mind that you can make further representation to the Council, up until the 29-Jul-2015, and I would like to encourage you to write to let them know exactly why you oppose this inappropriate industrial development of Hanley Hill, so close to the very dangerous A48 that it is likely to exacerbate that danger, and visible, spoiling the visual amenity, over a very special area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Severn estuary – you might also wish to help by encouraging other members of the community to speak out and tell the truth about this odious application and just how environmentally damaging, inefficient and unreliable these giant wind turbines are.
If you need any further information do read the web site or by all means call me for a chat about it.
Phone: 01594 – 528 337 – Calls from withheld numbers are blocked & calls are recorded
You are encouraged to circulate a similar letter in your own words if you are a member of the ‘Community’ or have an interest in the environment and the ‘Community’ and seek to help to oppose this opportunistic application.
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)
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