PS-57: G.L-W. letter to Mark Harper MP requesting his attendance

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PS – 57:

(PS-57: G.L-W. letter to Mark Harper MP requesting his attendance at The Community Against Severndale Wind Turbine Group meeting in Stroat:)

From: Greg Lance-Watkins []
Sent: 17 August 2015 03:11
To: MARK HARPER MP; Mark Harper MP for The Forest of Dean
Cc: ‘Greg Lance-Watkins’;;
Subject: re Government Policy & Local Responsibility re: P0365/15/FUL

From: Greg Lance-Watkins (Greg_L-W)

re Government Policy & Local Responsibility re: P0365/15/FUL


You will be aware that not only have I written to you in detail regarding Government policy regarding wind turbines but also regarding the issues surrounding the particular application for a wind turbine, standing 337 feet above the Severn Estuary on Hanley Hill in Stroat, as a dangerous moving distraction alongside the A48, which is Europe’s most dangerous major road in terms of fatalities per mile travelled!

You will be aware that I have had several conversations with your office manager Ben Stone, and others in your constituency office, in which I have expressed deep concern at the lack of integrity of members of the Conservative representation on the Forest of Dean Districty Council, eg that they were recently elected on a Conservative Manifesto, to which none demured, yet they have failed to advise the electorate of their personal interests, that were counter that manifesto, during the electoral period – thus their actions bringing the Conservative Party and the Council into disrepute are clear.

I appreciate that you will do all you can to avoid becoming embroilled in a matter of such contention, however I am also aware that as a Government Whip it is your duty to seek to bring about Government stated policy, particularly in respect of both the Party Manifesto and clearly declared Government Policy, as presented by Ministers and spokesmen for the Cabinet, both in the House of Commons and elsewhere in public and on public media.

You will also be well aware that I have not only managed a web presence on the matter, now running to some 55,000 words of facts and views generally pertaining to Wind Turbines and largely directly apposite to the application for a Turbine at Severndale Farm. The web site can be found at:
where you will also find copies of many of my letters and also those of others pertinent to this planning application, which is clearly seen by many as a direct and flagrant disregard for the intent and spirit of official Conservative Government stated policy and Manifesto commitments.

You will also be aware that I have been in close liason with:
The Community Against Severndale Wind Turbine Group
which includes members of the immediate community
AVERY-BROWN, Elizabeth-Avery & William Wibdon Cottage, Stroat – approximately 700m from proposed turbine
BOLLEN, David – High Hall Farm – within 750m from proposed turbine
BOLT, Lisa – Everene Philpots Court within 700 m from proposed turbine
BROOKES, Tracey & Andy – Underwood Farm – within 800m of turbine
BROWN, Louella & David – The Waldins – within 650m of the turbine
CROSS, Nigel and Samantha 3 Philpots Court – within 700m from proposed turbine
DAVIDSON, Pam – The Garstons – within 750m from proposed turbine
ELSBY, Nigel & Linda, Stroat House, within 1.5km from proposed turbine
FORD, Claire & Roger – The steps – approximately 500m from proposed turbine
GOATMAN, Fiona & Robert – Beverstone Farm – approximately 1km from proposed turbine
HILLMAN, Robert & Alison Philpots Court Farm – within 700m from proposed turbine
HOLLIES, Lindsay & Mark – Chapel House, Hanley Lane – within 1km from proposed turbine
LANCE-WATKINS, Lee & Greg – Home Cottage Stroat – within 1.5km from proposed turbine
MAYO, Molly & Keith – Wibdon Farm – within 650 to 700m from from proposed turbine
NAIRNE, Andrew and Sue 4 Philpots Court – within 700m from proposed turbine
REES, James & Clare – Greystones within 775m from proposed turbine
SMITH, Pam & David – Old Post Office within 900m from proposed turbine
WRIGHT, Sue and Peter – Little Wibdon, Stroat, approx. 500 – 550meters from proposed turbine

Minded that it is a relatively sparsley populated rural area, where numerous properties will be level with the blades on the overlooking slopes and clear visibility will be from Aust, Littlehampton, Thornbury, Rockhampton, Hill, Oldbury, Berkeley, Sharpness and beyond as it stands undisguised by trees or other obstacles.

There would seem to be few if any supporters of the imposition of this turbine from within the community – other than those who have signed standard letters provided and solicited by the applicants, either as potential beneficiaries in the scheme , tenants or employees!

It is for this reason we call upon you to act, as our constituency MP, in defence of your Government’s stated policy that decisions of this ilk should be made by the community – a policy that has clearly been ignored by your party within the FoDDC and particularly the planning committee who perversely and vexatiously acted against the direct advice of the Planning Officer in a manner which seems all too readily to appear a corruption of due process.

On Monday you will receive a copy of a letter seeking to ‘call in this application’, sent on behalf of our ‘community’ to:
Greg Clarke – Secretary of State for Communities & Local Environment
In the light of his clear and unequivocal pronouncements and undertakings in the House of Commons with regard to local community decision making and other aspects of this application, as also presented by Amber Rudd in the house and elsewhere.

You will be aware that this action must be taken before the official Council publication of the results of the planning application, thus time is of the essence.

Additionally we have six weeks from the official publication by the FoDDC Planning Committee’s judgement to then consider and seek a Judicial Review of the process and the dubious actions of Councillors in the manner of their election, their subsequent behaviour and their perverse and vexatious decision which would seem in some aspects not only to be perverse but also contra Government policy and possibly even corrupt.

As this could lead to private individuals incurring costs in upholding your Government’s clearly stated policy we therefore request that you arrange an urgent meeting with representatives of:
The Community Against Severndale Wind Turbine Group
At a venue in the immediate area of the site of the application, within the ‘community’, which being residents in this immediate area we can readily provide.

You are all too welcome to bring your Conservative Council leader with you but clearly his direct involvement in the appointment of candidates and more importantly the appointment of Cllr. Maria Edwards, whose position is morally untennable, particularly as a member of the planning committee with direct interests in numerous applications, which places his judgement in question, particularly as his Mother is presented as one of our 3 District Councillors in Tidenham; alongside the Labour turncoat Gethen Davies, who most clearly had little understanding of Conservative Manifesto commitments and stated policy, as evidenced by his lack of understanding of the issues, or of Wind Turbines in general, as evidenced by his comments recorded at the planning committee.

We will seek to accommodate your time requirements where possible and look forward to meeting with you in the community at your earliest convenience.


Greg Lance-Watkins
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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.

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