PS-44: A fortuitously timed report on the dangers for motorists on the A48

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PS – 44:

12-Jul-2015
(PS-44: A fortuitously timed report on the dangers for motorists on the A48, particularly Woolaston to Chepstow)

FORESTER 08-Jul-2015 01 ROAD SAFETYThe timing of this article is excellent as it highlights the very real danger on the Stroat section of the A48; thus supporting our claim that industrialising this section further, with a very overbearing and distracting Giant Wind Turbine would be an act of dangerous folly that would likely lead to additional very costly deaths and accidents.

Fatalities and costs that are in no way compensated for those involved or our community by the opportunist planning application of Conservative District Councillor Maria Edwards and her commercial partners – seeking personal profit at the expense of the community and tax payers.

 

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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PS-43: Seems 50 Turbines are Required in St. Briavels!

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PS – 43:

11-Jul-2015
(PS-43: Seems 50 Turbines are Required in St. Briavels!)

I note from the web site of Resilience, partners in the application for this turbine with District Councillor Maria Edwards the following link to a statement by their lawyers, Mssrs. Burges Salmon of Bristol, regarding their far from successful industrialisation by Resilience of Anthony Cooke’s farm Great Dunkilns:

Resilient Energy Great Dunkilns (REGD) is a joint venture between The Resilience Centre of Woolaston and Mr Anthony Cooke of Great Dunkilns Farm, St Briavels, created to install and operate a 500kW wind turbine at Mr Cooke’s farm.

The ‘community scale’ wind turbine will be capable of producing up to 1,200,000kWh per year, which is the equivalent of 300 residential dwellings or 10% of the electrical demand of St Briavels parish. It will generate electricity for use both on site at the farm and for export to the local grid, qualifying for payments under the government’s Feed in Tariff scheme for wind projects too.

to view the full statement CLICK HERE

It will be noted that far from concentrating on renewable energy Burges Salmon have a division working to promote Nuclear Energy also, thus clearly prostituted to commercial expediency rather than principle; I understand also that Resilience have little actual interest in renewable energy as I gather they have notably opposed the proven technology of solar panels yet promote the largely failed technology of wind turbines with their weather dependency, high cost, inefficiency and short lifespan (averaging 12>15 years at present!)!

To extrapolate Burgess Salmon’a and Resilience’s claims: Clearly on optimum output the turbine, as it produces a mere 10% of the power required for St. Briavels would require 9 more to produce sufficient for the village – however at Tidenham parish Council meeting the applicants informed those present that the St. Briavels turbine was only 20% efficient thus for supply of power for the village WHEN THE WIND CONDITIONS ARE RIGHT the village would seem to require 50 turbines to be effective!

When one considers that in 2012 Resilience was seeking ‘crowd funding’ with just one turbine for this scam to the tune of £1.4M – it would seem that power generation for St. Biavels, without inflation, would cost in the region of £70,000,000 plus of course the annual subsidy Resilience informed the parish amounted to in the region of £150,000 per turbine or £7,500,000 – little wonder the Government has announced it intends to bring an end to this ‘scheme’ in terms of both foisting the monstrosities on the public and enriching the applicants via the taxes of others!

Little wonder that the public in the ‘community’, in the case of the Tidenham application by the Conservative District Councillor Maria Edwards, have presented such resounding and reasoned opposition and that the ‘community’ opponents to this self serving and opportunistic application are in support of the recommendations of the Planning Officer designate and would vigerously oppose Resilience should they choose to seek to apeal a rejection of their application – though it is appreciated that such an apeal by Resilience would seemingly be being undertaken on a profit motivated basis, whether they were likely to win the case or not, as they are likely to be able to bill for their effort even when they fail!

 

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

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PS-42: Wind Turbine Application & appeal turned down in Devon

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PS – 42:

07-Jul-2015
(PS-42: Wind Turbine Application & appeal turned down in Devon
on similar grounds to those pertaining at Severndale Farm)

A cautionary tale for Conservative District Councillor Maria Edwars & her partners Resilience of Woolaston!

You will note the details of the Planning Officer were vbery similar in the case of the Severndale application to industrialise as those supported by the appeal

Devon wind turbine appeal dismissed by inspector

Plans to develop a 50-metre wind turbine in Devon have been dismissed by a planning inspector who ruled that the harm to the landscape and setting of heritage assets substantially outweighed the benefits of the proposals.

An application had been submitted to build a 50m turbine with ancillary equipment at Bryony Hill Farm in Winkleigh, Devon, but it was rejected by Torridge District Council.The applicant appealed, but the decision has been upheld by a planning inspector.The planning inspector ruled that the harm identified to the setting of important heritage assets, the qualities of the landscape and to living conditions substantially outweighed the benefits of the proposal.Penny Mills, chairman of CPRE Devon, said: “This wind turbine in the beautiful ‘Warhorse valley’ quite clearly did not have the support of the majority of local people, as the overwhelming majority objected to it.”This proposal has been like a dark cloud hanging over the area for a very long time – it’s two years since the screening opinion was first submitted, so this decision is a great relief.”

Plans to develop a 50-metre wind turbine in Devon have been dismissed by a planning inspector who ruled that the harm to the landscape and setting of heritage assets substantially outweighed the benefits of the proposals.

An application had been submitted to build a 50m turbine with ancillary equipment at Bryony Hill Farm in Winkleigh, Devon, but it was rejected by Torridge District Council.

The applicant appealed, but the decision has been upheld by a planning inspector.

The planning inspector ruled that the harm identified to the setting of important heritage assets, the qualities of the landscape and to living conditions substantially outweighed the benefits of the proposal.

Penny Mills, chairman of CPRE Devon, said: “This wind turbine in the beautiful ‘Warhorse valley’ quite clearly did not have the support of the majority of local people, as the overwhelming majority objected to it.

“This proposal has been like a dark cloud hanging over the area for a very long time – it’s two years since the screening opinion was first submitted, so this decision is a great relief.”

To view the original article in ‘Planning Resource CLICK HERE

You will note that the appeal dealt with above was somewhat smaller than the monstrosity advocated by the applicants to blight our parish and increse the probability of extremely costly fatalities and serious accidents on our stretch of the already dangerous A48!

 

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

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PS-40: HoC BRIEFING PAPER ‘Onshore Wind Power’ Paper #04370

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PS – 40:

06-Jul-2015
(PS-40: House of Commons BRIEFING PAPER
‘Onshore Wind Power’ Paper #04370)

HoC BRIEFING PAPER 04370 Item 01

HoC BRIEFING PAPER 04370 Item 02

www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/sn04370.pdf

 

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

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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-41: DECC Letter to David Warren confirming no more Onshore Wind Turbines

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PS – 41:

06-Jul-2015
(PS-41: DECC Letter to David Warren confirming details that Onshore Wind Turbines
are no longer to be granted planning permission after 18-Jun-2015
or be built after Mar_2016)

DECC to David WARREN 06-Jul-2015

It is worthy of note that this confirms the statement to Parliament by The Minister Concerned (Amber Rudd), in which she additionaly stated that no further planning application not granted on or before 18-Jun-2015 would receive any Government subsidies.

 

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

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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-39 New environmentally damaging Wind Turbine installed at Rockhampton

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PS – 39:

03-Jul-2015
(PS-39 New environmentally damaging Wind Turbine
installed at Rockhampton)

I note a new grossly inefficient wind turbine has been erected dependent on public subsidy and not just polluting the view amenity of the Severn Estuary but also undeniably environmentally damaging both to wildlife in its operation and to the planet in its construction.

This new damaging industrial instalation is to the left of Oldbury Power Station on the South Gloucestershire side of the river located on high ground near Rockhampton alongside the Thronbury > Rockampton > Falfield road just as you leave Rockhampton – it was installed on 25-Jun-2015 and is clearly polluting the rural view from miles around!

 

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

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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-38: Planning Consultant Julia Joseph’s correspondence to date

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PS – 38:

02-Jul-2015
(PS-38 Planning Consultant Julia Joseph’s correspondence to date)

I gather the applicants have been very actively using their ‘farm stall’ in Chepstow as a marketing venue to solicit support for their proposed industrialisation of Severndale Farm with potential customers being asked to sign standard petition letters – regardless of their location or involvement with Hanley Hill and Stroat and based upon no clear understanding of the implications or the huge subsidies and dangers nor the inefficiency of Wind Turbines and their damaging environmental costs.

However Julia Joseph, a professional planning consultant has been asking some interesting questions and making further astute and pertinent comments to the Planning Authorities on our behalf!

FROM: Julie Joseph [mailto:julie.joseph@jcpc-ltd.co.uk]
SENT: 08 June 2015 12:01
TO: Stephen Colegate
CC: Tony Pope
SUBJECT: Planning Application Wind Turbine Severndale Farm Tidenham
Chepstow P0365/15/FUL

Dear Mr Colegate

I have been appointed by several local residents to represent them in
relation to the above planning application about which they have strong
objections. It would be helpful if I could understand the proposed
timescale of the application . I understand it appears to be scheduled
for committee in July but at present there are number of key consultees
who to date have not yet responded. It also appears that a number of the
reports including the bird surveys and the screening opinion were
carried out some time ago and as such may well be out of date. The bird
survey in particular was carried out 3 years ago and as such will be
fundamentally flawed and not an appropriate basis for a decision to be
made. I also understand that Historic England have requested more
detailed analysis is carried out.

I have checked your website and to date the comments from your
ecologist, landscape team and Environmental Health officer have not been
provided. (when I clicked on your Sustainability Team Response this came
up as a blank page) These are key in the decision making process and it
would be extremely helpful to have a copy of these for analysis .

I am aware of the recent appeal decision by the same applicant however
would like to point out that this should not set a precedent for other
applications which should be determined on their individual merits.
However I also appreciate you will to a certain extent be guided by the
Inspectors comments.

My understanding of the application is that the Resilience model is
offering community benefits but this is not done through a planning
obligation because this would not meet the required tests for
obligations. I would refer you to a recent decision Planning appeal ref
APP/U3935/V/14/2216792 TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 – SECTION 77
APPLICATION BY SWINDON COMMERCIAL SERVICES LTD: LAND AT SCIENCE MUSEUM,
WROUGHTON, SWINDON SN4 9LT APPLICATION REF: S/13/0809 which was subject
to a call in by the Secretary of State. Whilst the appeal for solar
panels was approved, the Secretary of State agreed with the inspector
that the proposed financial community benefits in the Undertaking fell
outside the scope of Section 106(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act
1990 and that they fail the tests set out in Regulation 122 of the
Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 as amended. The Secretary
of State therefore gave no weight to the Undertaking in determining this
planning application. On this basis the community benefits of the
proposed scheme can not be controlled or enforced and carry very limited
weight. As such there is no guarantee that such a scheme will be brought
forward by the applicants as opposed to an alternative energy company
and as such the application should be considered purely on its merits
and not as a community model.

With regard to the economic benefits locally, again these appear to be
largely over stated and the local authority can have no control over the
potential suppliers of the turbines. It should be noted that in many
situations the turbines and motors are imported from Europe. As such we
believe little weight can be given to the economic benefits of such a
scheme.

With regard to the visual impact on the closest residential properties,
the applicants have failed to take into account the fact that there is
an extent approval for 3 live work units at Wibdon Farm, Stroat . The
majority of windows will have significant views of the development and
the report needs to assess this impact accordingly.

Given the above I would be grateful if you could advise me of timings
for the application to be heard by Planning Committee and when you
anticipate further information and your ecologists and landscape
officers comments to be available.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

JULIE JOSEPH BA (HONS) MRTPI

DIRECTOR

JCPC LTD

SPECIALISTS IN RURAL PLANNING

TEL 01989 770258

MOB 07920 770735

FROM: Stephen Colegate [mailto:Stephen.Colegate@fdean.gov.uk]
SENT: 15 June 2015 11:30
TO: ‘Julie Joseph’
SUBJECT: P0365/15/FUL

Dear Ms Joseph

RE: P0365/15/FUL

Thank you for your representation to the above application which is
hereby acknowledged and will be recorded appropriately.

Regards

Stephen Colegate

Senior Planning Officer

Forest of Dean District Council

Tel: 01594 812375

Email: stephen.colegate@fdean.gov.uk

Subject: RE: P0365/15/FUL
Date: 2015-07-01 09:35
From: “Julie Joseph” <julie.joseph@jcpc-ltd.co.uk>
To: “‘Stephen Colegate'” <Stephen.Colegate@fdean.gov.uk>
Copy: <Tony.Pope@fdean.gov.uk>,

Thank you for acknowledging my email. It would be helpful if you could
respond to some of the points raised in particular whether any further
up to date reports are being submitted and when it is your intention to
take the matter to the planning committee.

I would also like to draw your attention to the recent ministerial
statement issued by DCLG ON 18 June 2015 which becomes planning policy
and thus a material consideration . This states quite clearly that :

“When determining planning applications for wind energy development
involving one or more wind turbines, local planning authorities should
only grant planning permission if:

· the development site is in an area identified as suitable for wind
energy development in a Local or Neighbourhood Plan; and

· following consultation, it can be demonstrated that the planning
impacts identified by affected local communities have been fully
addressed and therefore the proposal has their backing.

In applying these new considerations, suitable areas for wind energy
development will need to have been allocated clearly in a Local or
Neighbourhood Plan. Maps showing the wind resource as favourable to wind
turbines, or similar, will not be sufficient. Whether a proposal has the
backing of the affected local community is a planning judgement for the
local planning authority.

Where a valid planning application for a wind energy development has
already been submitted to a local planning authority and the development
plan does not identify suitable sites, the following transitional
provision applies. In such instances, local planning authorities can
find the proposal acceptable if, following consultation, they are
satisfied it has addressed the planning impacts identified by affected
local communities and therefore has their backing.”

Given the high level of objection on this proposal and the comments of
the Parish Council it appears very evident that the proposal does not
satisfy the planning impacts identified by local communities and as such
does not have the community backing. As such the proposal is clearly
contrary to the recently published ministerial statement which in effect
is planning policy and the application should either be withdrawn or
refused.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards

JULIE JOSEPH BA (HONS) MRTPI

DIRECTOR

JCPC LTD

SPECIALISTS IN RURAL PLANNING

TEL 01989 770258

MOB 07920 770735

 

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.