PS-102: Government Policy re WTs is a lottery seemingly influenced by bias!

PS-102: Government Policy re WTs is a lottery seemingly influenced by bias!

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27-Jan-2016
(PS-102: Government Policy re WTs is a lottery seemingly influenced by bias!)

Hi,

there would seem to be no clear policy in Government regarding wind turbines as decisions emanating from Greg Clark’s department are so varied, each from another that it would seem Justice is not even a consideration in terms o0f a level playing field.

Consider the progress of the Stroat Wind turbine application where for no apparent reason our Tory MP, Chief Whip for the party with the aim to ensure Government policy is carried out not only declined to intervene in the planning process to seek Government policy was carried out but failed even to put our case to Greg Clark in detail siting the view I QUOTE:

It is not my responsibility to intervene even when Councillors make crap decisions“!

A brief read of the FoDDC Planning Committee’s deliberations when considered with Mark Harper MP’s failure to seek justice and the utter failure of the Council to represent the interests of the effected communioty or the Parish Council leaves a very bad taste in the mouth and seems perversde and vexatious despite the denials that the Councillor who made the application, Maria Edfwards, was councillor on FoDDC and as a first termer was coincidentally on the planning committee!

 

You will have noted that when the High Court reviewed our application they too felt the process was amiss and have granted the right of Judicial Review to an applicant from the Parish Peter Wright.

 

It is always a relief to know ones personal judgement is not out of order, though there is never a wrong time to do the right thing it is pleasing to note that the High Court considers the matter to be worth of investigation.

 

Clearly Justice has not been seen to be done in the light of this application, from the viewpoint of the overwhellming majority of the effected community!

Clark refuses four-turbine Somerset wind farm

The communities secretary has refused plans for a four-turbine wind farm in Somerset after concluding that, amongst other factors weighing against the proposal, it would be contrary to local heritage-related planning policy.

Communities secretary Greg Clark
Communities secretary Greg Clark

Mendip District Council had refused to grant planning permission for the erection of four wind turbines with a maximum blade tip height of up to 80 metres, together with a substation and associated works including two temporary anemometer masts for a period of up to 12 months.

The development was proposed for a site adjacent to Torr Works, Somerset.

Following an appeal, a planning inspector recommended that a split decision be issued, with the appeal allowed and planning permission granted insofar as it related to the proposed temporary anemometer masts, but refused insofar as it related to the proposed wind turbines and other associated development.

The decision was recovered by Greg Clark because it related to a renewable energy development.

A decision letter said that he agreed with the inspector’s conclusions.

The letter said that Clark concluded that the application would conflict with the council’s local plan policy DP3 which relates to heritage conservation.

“As the achievement of sustainable development is central to the local plan and the National Planning Policy Framework, the proposed wind turbines would not therefore accord with the development plan when read as a whole”, the letter said.

The letter said that Clark attached “considerable weight” to the development’s economic benefits alongside its contribution to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and the supply of renewable energy.

However, it added that, weighing against these benefits “is the totality of the harm to the setting of grade II and grade II* listed designated heritage assets. Like the Inspector, the Secretary of State has had special regard to the desirability of preserving the settings of the listed buildings … He attributes considerable weight to this harm.”

In addition, the letter added that the application did not meet the provisions set out in theJune 2015 written ministerial statement (WMS).

“As the secretary of state has found a number of harms arising from the proposal he concludes that the planning impacts identified by the affected communities have not been addressed, the proposed scheme would not meet the requirements of the transitional arrangements set out in the WMS; and the secretary of state gives significant weight to this non-compliance.”

To view the original article CLICK HERE

& to view the full judgement:
Download the decision from Compass Online

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

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

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PS-101: Tidenham Parish Council to discuss The Judicial Review

PS-101: Tidenham Parish Council to discuss The Judicial Review

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26-Jan-2016
(PS-101: Tidenham Parish Council to discuss The Judicial Review)

As a result of everyone keeping each other up to date, we understand the Parish Council have the  pending ‘Severndale Wind Turbine Judicial Review‘ on the agenda for this Wednesday evening’s council meeting ( 27-Jan-2016)
Please try to attend the meeting to demonstrate that there is still a ground swell of opinion against this futile and inefficient Wind Turbine which is intrusive and damaging to the ecology both locally and globally. You can help show that common sense and concern for the environment is not going away and we hope our local councillors will continue to represent us and fight to oppose this scam with us.
The meetings is scheduled for 19:00hrs. at Tidenham Memorial Hall, we hope to see you there.
Thanks for the continued support and on the issue of support please spread the details of our new web presence at: http://StroatWindTurbine.com
DO NOTE:
This web site is now INDEXed just goto the PAGES shown below the site title and take a look – there is still a lot more we have to do, and we are open to any constructive suggestions or help as this site can not only help Stroat but can help people world wide in the rational and responsible rejection of the environmentally damaging Wind Turbine scam.
ALSO DO NOTE:
we have a Twitter account which can be found at: https://twitter.com and type StroatWind into the search box once you are on Twitter.

There are absolutely bucket loads more examples of the batty warmist spin and the green scam surrounding the various unscientific theories and claims made in the pretence that Climate Change and particularly Global Warming are man made!

For more example like those above do start at CLICK HERE

Strange when you think that after the last 29 ice ages that science claims to have occurred there has been very significant Global Warming.

Since the self same grouping of science alarmists, in order to perpetuate their income and various grants, presumably, had been warning of an impending ice age in the 1970s and early 1980s – were there any plausible facts or undisputed evidence to support the IPCC reports fanciful claims and alarmism, perhaps we should today be thanking mankind for his prodigious power in changing climate to avoid the ice age we were threatened with!

We are threatened by these same scientists with the extinction of polar bears – fancy that! When I was a child we were taught that the polar bear was threatened as there were only between 7 & 10,000 on the planet – their extinction is no closer now than then as estimates claim there are now around 30,000 in the wild alone!

To further personalise the issue I live a few 100 yard north of the Severn Estuary and Global Warming has altered this area hugely as during the last ice age it was ONE MILE deep in ice, Climate Change clearly has some merits ;-))

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-100: Guido Fawkes Shines Some Light To The Warmist’s Scam!

PS-100: Guido Fawkes Shines Some Light To The Warmist’s Scam!

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DICAPRIO’S DAVOS HYPOCRISY

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Leonardo DiCaprio has made an error of Titanic proportions by mouthing off at theWorld Economic Forum in Davos. The Hollywood A-lister sternly warned the not so great and not so good that “our planet cannot be saved unless we leave fossil fuels in the ground where they belong”. Noble sentiments indeed, intended to force business leaders to take a Revolutionary Road to a lower emissions planet…

He went on to rail at the “corporate greed” of “entities with a financial interest in preserving this destructive system”, admirably lambasting the Wolves of Wall StreetOf course he didn’t mention that he’s earned a cool $250 million in his career, greedily demanding $25 million for one film alone. Isn’t that more than a Blood Diamond is worth?

Unfortunately poor Leo seems to have something of a sweet tooth when it comes to plane travel, in particular private jets. Accordingly the actor regularly jets around the world, even managing to use the services of one of Sony’s jets six times in six weeksWell who can blame him – he wanted to get to The Beach at his private Shutter Island, so he hopped on the nearest available jet and Departed. Indeed Guido wonders how his colleagues in the film industry even keep up with globetrotting Leo – Catch Him If You Can, Scorcese.

This all came as quite a shock to Guido, who remembers him saying back in 2007 that he’d swapped the jetsetting for hybrid cars and solar panels. In the light of such staggering hypocrisy, some might say he’s The Great Twatsby…

JUDGE RULES MCDONNELL IRRELEVANT

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A judge has refused Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell’s attempt to give evidence at the trial of 13 climate protesters accused of blockading a Heathrow runway. Plane Stupid supporters are alleged to have cut a hole in a fence at the airport before chaining themselves to railings on the north runway in July 2015. They apparently even wore nappies so they didn’t have to break the strike to nip to the loo… 

McDonnell wanted to give evidence defending “the benefits of direct action”, yet District Judge Deborah Wright deemed what he had to say irrelevant:

“It (his witness statement) gives an opinion about the debate around the expansion of Heathrow and talks about the benefits of direct action, which he says may cause short term inconvenience. In order to allow his evidence to be given I have to be able to say that it is relevant. I am therefore not going to allow Mr McDonnell to give give evidence.”

That’s the same direct action advocate John McDonnell who previously endorsed spitting in your boss’ tea. What is it with Labour’s top two and defending alleged criminals in court?

RENEWABLE SUBSIDY JUNKIES DEAD IN FIVE YEARS

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The Indy have published some analysis on the fate of the UK’s renewable energy industry following the announcement of cuts to subsidy junkies. The research predicts that despite 2015 being a record year for renewable energy production, the industry is set to “fall off a cliff” as a result of withdrawn subsidies. This trend will continue until after 2020, when “the new renewables infrastructure will collapse to almost nothing because of a lack of investment”.

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So it’s not the best time for the International Renewable Energy Agency to publish a report boasting that a global 36% renewable energy share is in reach, and will provide half the reduction in emissions required to hit the Paris summit targets. This is the renewable industry’s problem summed up. It needs shed-loads of taxpayer cash to survive, and when the subsidies are taken away it goes to the wall…

ARCTIC “EXPERT” PREDICTED SEA ICE GONE BY LAST YEAR

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Guido has unearthed a gem from the FT’s archive. Back in 2013 Peter Wadhams toldthe FT that Arctic sea ice would disappear in the summer of 2016 Wadhams, who is head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group at Cambridge, claimed that we would see “the Arctic death spital”, going on to state:

““It could even be this year or next year but not later than 2015 there won’t be any ice in the Arctic in the summer”.

Unfortunately for Peter, who describes himself as the leading authority on the Arctic sea ice, it didn’t disappear last summer, and is in fact in significantly better shape than when he made the prediction back in 2012. Last year the minimum Arctic sea ice extent was 4.41 million square kilometres, compared to 3.39 million square kilometres in 2012. How inconvenient…

Peter of course predicted in The Guardian that the collapse in sea ice would trigger a significant increase in global warming:

“As the sea ice retreats in summer the ocean warms up (to 7C in 2011) and this warms the seabed too. The continental shelves of the Arctic are composed of offshore permafrost, frozen sediment left over from the last ice age. As the water warms the permafrost melts and releases huge quantities of trapped methane, a very powerful greenhouse gas so this will give a big boost to global warming.”

Again such predictions were wide of the mark, with no such vast increases having occurred in global warming since. Yet again the science gets in the way of Wadham’s overblown predictions…

This isn’t the first time the Cambridge professor has made a particularly outlandish statement however, having previously claimed that three climate change scientists studying the ice caps were assassinated to prevent the their explosive research being revealed. Keep drinking the kool-aid professor. Maybe next year…

GUARDIAN GOES NUCLEAR ON RENEWABLES “DENIALISTS”

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The Guardian have decided to expand their admirably broad definition of what constitutes climate-change “denialism” to include those who doubt the viability of renewables sector for large scale energy production, instead preferring nuclear power. In an article released yesterday, Naomi Oreskes argues that a “new, strange form of denial that has appeared on the landscape of late, one that says that renewable sources can’t meet our energy needs”. Perhaps sensing the weakness in her argument she goes on to concede that some proponents of this new denialism are climate scientists themselves:

Oddly, some of these voices include climate scientists, who insist that we must now turn to wholesale expansion of nuclear power. Just this past week, as negotiators were closing in on the Paris agreement, four climate scientists held an off-site session insisting that the only way we can solve the coupled climate/energy problem is with a massive and immediate expansion of nuclear power. More than that, they are blaming environmentalists, suggesting that the opposition to nuclear power stands between all of us and a two-degree world.

Climate scientists just aren’t anti-industrial enough for The Guardian…

H/T mark_lynas

GREEN LIGHT FOR FRACKING IN NATIONAL PARKS

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Parliament has given the green light for fracking below national parks by a majority of 37 votes. The bill was passed by 298 votes to 261, and will allow fracking 1200 meters below national parks, areas of natural beauty and world heritage sites. The victory will be welcome for pro-fracking Climate Secretary Amber Rudd, coming after MPs previously pledged an “outright ban” on fracking in national parks in January. Should give the anti-fracking lobby something to think about…

REVEALED: BRAKE’S TIES TO “TOXIC” FIRM

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Readers who have been following Guido’s stories about the rotten borough of Suttonwill be aware of the stink around LibDem MP Tom Brake. Ecolocal, the prominent environmental charity of which Brake is a trustee, was oddly silent about plans to build a 300,000 tonne a year incinerator in the borough. Their silence is even more bizarre given Brake has spoken out in the past condemning “Toxic” incinerators.Something just doesn’t add up…

Brake insists he does not have a relationship with Viridor, the company which landed the £1 billion incinerator contract:

So it must be pure coincidence that two of Brake’s most significant financial sponsors, John and Elaine Drage, have confirmed they are lifelong friends of the former Viridor CEO Colin Drummond. Cosy.

Not only that, Brake’s election agent and donor Elaine is godmother to one of the Viridor chief’s sons. Very cosy.

And who attended the £75-a-head fundraiser Brake held back in March? Only two senior Viridor officials.

Tom Brake says he doesn’t have a “relationship with Viridor”, he just takes money from their mates and invites them to his parties…

CORBYN BRO’S RIVAL CLIMATE CONFERENCE WITH TWO UKIP MEPS

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Jeremy Corbyn has touched down at the Paris Climate Summit in Le Bourget to take part in a debate this evening. But what of Jezza’s big brother Piers? The notorious climate-sceptic has been speaking at the Paris Climate Challenge, […]

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STRANGE SUTTON SILENCE A BRAKE FROM TRADITION

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Down in the rotten borough of Sutton, the Tom Brake-linked environmental charity Ecolocal has been silent on plans to build a giant incinerator in the borough. Incinerator operators Viridor will be allowed to burn rubbish for 25 years with a […]

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PIERS CORBYN ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s big brother has been on This Week, where he wasted no time in laying into the theory of man-made climate change.

No comment from his little brother Jezza yet…

BRAKE-LINKED ECO FIRM SILENT ON GIANT INCINERATOR

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Readers will be well aware of the stench coming from the rotten borough of Sutton, where the LibDem council gave a £1 million discount to a company of which neighbouring MP Tom Brake is a trustee and unpaid director. Ecolocalan environmental charity based in the borough, won its £600,000 bid for the historic local Lodge building, despite the council’s own valuations estimating it to be worth £1.5-1.7 million. That’s just the tip of the iceberg…

Before Ecolocal was awarded the discount, the eco-charity was oddly quiet about controversial plans to build a 300,000 tonne a year incinerator in the borough. Incinerator operators Viridor will be allowed to burn rubbish for 25 years with a taxpayer-funded contract worth £1 billion. Ecolocal is the premier environmental organisation in the borough, yet they were strangely silent. Surely they would have something to say? 

The Brake-linked charity says its primary aim is to “help people move toward more pro-environmental behaviours”, yet had no comment about plans to build one of London’s largest waste incinerators inside their borough. Coincidentally they were then awarded a £1 million discount by the LibDem council, voted through by two of Brake’s own staff. Local councillor Nick Mattey says:

“Ecolocal would commit financial suicide if they criticised any element of the LibDem’s ‘environmental policy’. If the LibDems suggested that setting light to Battersea dogs home was green Ecolocal would stay mute.”

Curiouser and curiouser…

PARIS CLIMATE SUMMIT’S COMEDY BLUNDER

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The building hosting the Paris climate summit has been adorned with the UN logo. Unfortunately for the climate bods, it’s the mirror image of US network Comedy Central’s hallmark. Who said climate scientists don’t have a sense of humour?

No doubt there will be an aide getting an earful for the gaffe. Guido suggests they take a lie down on some of the Google style sofas provided in the press area…

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BEST OF DAY ONE AT PARIS CLIMATE SUMMIT

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Proceedings got off to a shaky start at the Paris Climate Summit yesterday when protesters desecrated a memorial to terror victims, even going as far as throwing memorial candles at police. That really got on Guido’s wick…

Such deranged antics were small beer compared with the genuine wrong ‘uns who turned up today. Robert Mugabe kicked things off with an anti-capitalist rant expressing his “dismay” at the “miserly” developed countries that burden the developing world without “cleaning up the mess they themselves have created”. That put the iPhone-wielding, Starbucks-slurping protesters to shame…

That’s the same Mugabe whose agricultural reforms led to hyperinflation of 250 million percent. Please, tell us more about your plan for the environment…

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Then came Bolivia’s Evo Morales, who readers will remember has spoken recently of the need to eradicate the “capitalist system of death”:

“Mother Earth is getting close to the end and the capitalist system is partly responsible for that. Capitalism has fostered and introduced and driven forward over the past 200 years the most savage and destructive formula against our species….Today we have a unique and historic responsibility with Mother Earth. Let us express our concern with the dramatic effects of climate change that threaten Pachamama”

Pachamama is is a fertility goddess that embodies Mother Earth, long revered in Inca mythology and by the indigenous people of the Andes. Nice to see the summit give a platform to rational and scientific arguments…

GLOBAL WARMING VINDICATED AS OXFORD TEMPERATURES SKYROCKET

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Guido is sorry to report that one of the world’s oldest meteorological stations has become somewhat neglected as of late. The Radcliffe Meteorological Station in Oxford has provided data since 1767 and has historically formed part of the Central England Temperature Record, often cited as the longest instrumental record of temperature in the world“. 

Unfortunately it appears that the climate scientists of today don’t hold the station in such high esteem, having decided to plonk a ventilator for a heated tent a few yards away from the highly sensitive temperature recording devices. Oops…

The Oxford School of Geography and the Environment, which oversees the station, states on its website that the centre can boast an “almost unparalleled record unbroken since 1815″, and that it sees “no reason why the Station should not continue to provide valuable data for at least the next two hundred years”. Unless of course the Bullingdon need another heated tent to throw a soiree, in which case temperatures may rise…

MEET CORBYN’S PALS: ZIGGY, ISRAEL AND JAY

Guido was intrigued to hear Corbyn mention Israel positively, asking a question from Ziggy, Israel and Jay in PMQs today. Having done a bit of digging, we can reveal that Jezza neglected to mention that they are environmental activists affiliated with Friends of The Earth.

General Boles had his own take…

 

UKIP’S SCATHING ATTACK ON “LUDICROUS” PRINCE CHARLES

UKIP certainly ain’t holding back with their response to Prince Charles boring on about terrorism being caused by climate change. This is the statement put out by their spokesman tonight, describing the future king as “frankly ludicrous“:
“Prince Charles will likely fly once again by private jet to Paris and be picked up by a convoy of gas guzzling motorcars in order to preach about cutting carbon emissions. At the start of this year he and Camilla were hosted by the Saudi Royal Family to use his special relationship with the monarchy to promote British interests. Perhaps he will use those connections to encourage the oil rich Gulf states to help tackle the threat from Islamic extremism and play their part in helping refugees in the region. Links between terror cells in Saudi Arabia and Islamic State are well established, and it is documented that a vast amount of funding for extremism is also coming from inside Saudi Arabia. Rather than make frankly ludicrous comments about climate change leading to Middle Eastern conflict, he actually has the right connections to say and do something useful.”

They gotta point…

LABOUR COUNCIL TRY TO EVICT SQUATTERS LED BY CORBYN’S BROTHER

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Readers will remember Piers Corbyn, Jeremy’s climate change-denying former Communist brother. What’s he up to these days? Lawyers for Labour-run Camden council have been called in to try to evict a group of dreadlocked hippie squatters from a council building, run by Piers. He was a squatters’ rights leader in the 1970s and declares: “I’m supporting this occupation!” In a bizarre twist, he has the backing of Downton Abbey’s bushy-eyebrowed butler Carson, real name Jim Carter. So a Labour council is taking legal action against their leader’s brother and his mates. Another Labour split!

CHARLES: CLIMATE CHANGE HAS “HUGE IMPACT” ON TERRORISM

Prince Charles has been channelling Charlotte Church ahead of the Paris climate summit, suggesting the civil war in Syria and the rise of ISIS are the fault of climate change:

“We’re seeing a classic case of not dealing with the

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RECORD HIGH NUMBERS OF POLAR BEARS

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The Guardian is having a field day following the publication of a report from theInternational Union for the Conservation of Nature. The paper endorsed the report’s rather sensationalised claims that polar bears are likely to have their numbers decimated […]

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OFFICIAL GREEN PARTY SPOKESMAN: ISIS FUNDED BY ROTHSCHILDS

A stunning intervention into the realm of geopolitics from the Green Party, whose conspiracy theorist foreign affairs spokesman has told the BBC that ISIS are funded by the Rothschilds. Loony ex-Labour MP Tony Clarke told 5Live:

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ECO LOON: PARIS ATTACKS INTENDED TO “SCUPPER” CLIMATE SUMMIT

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The editor of the environmental magazine The Ecologist has suggested that the Paris attack was intended to disrupt the upcoming climate summit. Oliver Tickell claims that disrupting the climate talks was a key motivation of ISIS:

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CRACK OPEN A BOTTLE: GLOBAL WARMING GOOD FOR CHAMPAGNE

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Readers will be well aware that the French establishment is going to great lengths to make sure that the upcoming Paris Climate Summit is a resounding success. Cars arebeing banned, climate-sceptic weatherman are being sacked, and tinpot Bolivian socialists are being cosied up to with reckless abandon. It is in this climate that the champagne industry has rather sheepishly revealed that, actually, global warming has been terrific for the production of bubbly.

Pierre-Emmanuel Tattinger, director of the eponymous champagne house, had this to say about the effect of climate change on his business:

“The impact of global warming in the Champagne region is that for the last two decades we have had hardly any major frosts. We have had much larger harvests and we have had largely excellent vintages for the last 20 years. So in the Champagne region, it’s positive. Even though I think globally climate change is a top priority, as far as I’m concerned global warming is the Third World War”

Guido can understand why he closed his remarks by warning about the impending climate apocalypse. It’s a wise idea to keep Mumm in the current political climate in France…

Why has climate change been so good for bubbly? Well the Champagne region in north-eastern France has seen a 1.2 degrees centigrade increase in temperature over the past 30 years, which has handily served to decrease frost damage, thus allowing for bigger harvests. It has also added 1% to the level of alcohol and reduced it’s acidity. Yes dear reader you did read that correctly: global warming is not only giving us more champagne, it’s also making it stronger and tastier.

Even the climate nuts have conceded that climate change is helping champagne producers. Just so everyone is Cristal clear on this: global warming is good news for bubbly.

BOLIVIA’S BATSH*T PARIS CLIMATE PROPOSAL

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Gaia has been reading through the climate proposals submitted by countries attending the fast approaching Paris Climate Summit, so you don’t have to. Best of the bunch is this offering from Bolivia, which argues:

“to find a lasting solution to the climate crisis we must destroy capitalism… a system of death… leading humanity towards a horizon of destruction”

The report goes on to demand climate reparations, including a twist of which Jeremy Corbyn would be proud:

“Allocate the resources of the military machinery of the imperial powers and the war-mongers to finance the activities of the peoples against climate change.”

To think critics have suggested the Paris Summit is suffering from a crisis of credibility…

Bolivian leader Evo Morales was in Paris on Monday to meet François Hollande:

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If you look closely you can actually see him patting down François for “imperial war-monger” cash…

SHAMELESS EU SOCKPUPPET’S SPIN UNRAVELS ON RADIO 4

Agra Europe’s editorial director Chris Horseman went out to bat over his ‘independent’ think tank’s EU funding on Radio 4 earlier. As Guido has previously revealed, Agra is in the pay of Brussels. Though you wouldn’t know that from Horseman’s answer.

“I’m glad you asked me that question. We are 100% independent. We are funded and financed by absolutely nobody. We sell our information services to a wide range of people in both public and private sectors. Some of the European institutions happen to be among our clients, but they have absolutely no influence over the analysis that we produce.”

To recap, Agra won a €36,000 contract from the European Commission, and their consultancy sister arm won another €200,000 contract from the EU’s agriculture programme just last year. The claim that “we are funded and financed by absolutely nobody” is risible…

SEXY SOCIALIST MAYOR WANTS TO BAN DRIVING

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Anne Hidalgo, Paris’s Socialist Mayor, has won a battle with the French government to restrict driving during periods of particularly heavy pollution. Following a spike in pollution on Monday, alternate driving days for cars with odd and even number registration plates have been introduced for when air quality falls below a certain level. The move has been pushed through in the run-up to the Paris Climate Summitin December, with officials clearly anxious to quell any obstacles to the event running smoothly. However Guido’s not so sure that the French, known for theirnotoriously blasé attitude to transport regulation, will pay the blindest bit of notice to Ms. Hidalgo’s imperative. Are the police supposed to check the numberplate of every single car?

Hidalgo is known for her hard line stance towards the use of cars in the capital, even banning them from the city’s streets for a day earlier this year, and has previously stated that she aims to make the Seine so clean that by 2024 Parisians can bathe in it. So cars will be gone, but at least they can swim to work…

NATIONAL GRID APPEALS TO INDUSTRY TO AVOID BLACK-OUTS

The National Grid has asked industrial users to switch to back-up power for the first time ever after multiple power plant failures left it short of supply. It will pay any company that agrees to do so — the first time such a “demand-side reduction” has ever been used. Unfortunately wind is only generating 0.59% of supply today…

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The fact is that the supply / demand equation is too tight because old coal power stations have gone offline too soon. The lights have not gone off yet, though it could happen soon. Greens have held up new supply from coming online from conventional and nuclear sources…

CLIMATE SCEPTIC FRENCH WEATHER REPORTER SACKED

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France’s most popular weatherman Philippe Verdier has confirmed in a video that he has been sacked, having been suspended in mid-October for criticising top climate scientists in his new book, Climate Investigation. Verdier, who used to work for state-owned France 2, used his book to claim that publicly-funded climate change scientists have been “manipulated” and “politicized”, and that theIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published intentionally misleading data.

The video below shows Verdier reading the letter, with the caption stating: ‘Philippe Verdier, journalist, weatherman. Fired by France Television one month before COP 21 [The Paris Climate Change Summit]’.

Verdier has previously commented on how he believes he was suspended because the government wanted to hush up any criticism of climate change in the run-up to the summit:

“Making these revelations in the book, which I absolutely have the right to do, can pose problems for my employer given that the government (which funds France 2) is organising COP. In fact as soon as you a slightly different discourse on this subject, you are branded a climate sceptic.”

Guido can understand why they wouldn’t want anything to ruin the lovely bash they’ve got planned

ATTRACTIVE WOMEN SAY WE NEED TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE

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Supermodel Cameron Russell is taking time out from her job as professional clothes horse to lead an army of models demanding “climate justice” from world leaders. Cameron and her high cheek-boned cohorts have taken to Instagram, posting selfies and sharing their thoughts on carbon emission, such as this recent missive from Russell herself:

“Yesterday, Hurricane Patricia made landfall in Mexico. It was the strongest hurricane ever recorded.This massive storm was a powerful wake-up call. And this week #exxonknew has been trending after journalists uncovered that ExxonMobil, the world’s largest and most powerful oil company, knew everything there was to know about climate change by the mid-1980s, and then spent the next few decades systematically funding climate denial and lying about the state of the science.”

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They almost have Gaia convinced…

PARIS CLIMATE SUMMIT BLOWS €151 MILLION ON LUXURY ACCOMMODATION AND LIMOS

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The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, better known as COP 21, is being held in Paris this year.  40,000 delegates are expected to arrive from around the world for the conference in early December, with the French Government estimating […]

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TAXPAYER-FUNDED FRIENDS OF THE EARTH ATTACKS GOVERNMENT

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Friends of the Earth Scotland are preparing to publish new analysis on Sunday, breaking down the Scottish parliament’s £2.1 million pension fund investments in fossil fuels. Because investing in the industry that employs so many Scottish people is […]

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STUNT TO SAVE SOLAR SUBSIDY FALLS FLAT

The Trillion Fund, an organisation that aims to “open up opportunities to profit from clean energy” has released a video aiming to convince the public to keep the Feed-in tariffs that force the taxpayer to subsidise solar panels. […]

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The Speaker’s bad temper continued at PMQs, where he bizarrely banned Tory MP Chris Philp from asking, entirely reasonably, if green taxes have contributed to the steel industry crisis. Curiously, Bercow ruled this had “nothing to do with government policy”[…]

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There are absolutely bucket loads more examples of the batty warmist spin and the green scam surrounding the various unscientific theories and claims made in the pretence that Climate Change and particularly Global Warming are man made!

For more example like those above do start at CLICK HERE

Strange when you think that after the last 29 ice ages that science claims to have occurred there has been very significant Global Warming.

Since the self same grouping of science alarmists, in order to perpetuate their income and various grants, presumably, had been warning of an impending ice age in the 1970s and early 1980s – were there any plausible facts or undisputed evidence to support the IPCC reports fanciful claims and alarmism, perhaps we should today be thanking mankind for his prodigious power in changing climate to avoid the ice age we were threatened with!

We are threatened by these same scientists with the extinction of polar bears – fancy that! When I was a child we were taught that the polar bear was threatened as there were only between 7 & 10,000 on the planet – their extinction is no closer now than then as estimates claim there are now around 30,000 in the wild alone!

To further personalise the issue I live a few 100 yard north of the Severn Estuary and Global Warming has altered this area hugely as during the last ice age it was ONE MILE deep in ice, Climate Change clearly has some merits ;-))

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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PS-99: RAF BINBROOK Ojection to a Wind Turbine incl. Wind/Sound Data

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PS-99:

18-Jan-2016
(PS-99: RAF BINBROOK Ojection to a Wind Turbine incl. Wind/Sound Data)

Hi,

this letter, with all the ‘sound’, ‘acoustic’ & ‘pressure’ data, & so much more, was ‘e’mailed to me with the offer that it could be used in any way to oppose Wind Turbine Planning Applications:

Hello Greg.
I have attached my objection to monstrous wind turbines which helped stop the turbines being built here if it is of any use to you.
Don’t be fooled by ‘professional’ acoustic assessments quoting dB-A weighting.
It is dB-C that REALLY matters. Low frequency over distance!
Regards,
Ray Whiteley

RAF BINBROOK Crest for WT Objection 01

RAF BINBROOK HERITAGE CENTRE

Hughie Edwards Way

Binbrook Technical Park

Brookenby

Lincolnshire

LN8 6HF

(01472) 398739

lincair@binbrook.demon.co.uk

 

 

 

Dear Sir.

 

I wish to object in the strongest terms possible to the planning application reference number 131343.

 

The application and its supportive documentation are totally and utterly flawed and I will go through each document in turn.

 

WLDC application form ref 04:5954 filled in by Mr Allsop of Life Long Energy.

 

Section 3. Description of proposal.

 

The proposed Tozzi Nord Victory 24-60 60kW wind turbines can have a hub height of 22m or 30m according to the Italian manufacturer’s data however this is different to Life Long Energy’s own web site which states that the hub height is 24m.

 

http://www.lifelongenergy.co.uk/images/Tozzi-Nord-Victory-60.pdf

 

Section 12. Assessment of flood risk.

 

The proposal will increase the flood risk as the applicants, Total Reclaims Ltd have destroyed the communal surface water drainage infrastructure and this has already caused problems for us and others with surface flooding, continuous wash in of demolition and concrete crushing debris, polythene membrane and other litter and large rain associated soil erosion to such an extent that our western land boundary and at least one memorial tree has roots now in thin air!

The proposed disposal of surface water to a main sewer is most interesting, as only two, known to be working, 4 inch main sewer pipes leave the area.

We have spent six years clearing demolition rubble from them so that we can use them and not inflict problems for those companies downstream in the technical park.

The 4 inch outgoing system from the Heritage Centre has been successfully tested and proved to flow downstream as far as the central water tower, therefore eliminating any future problems for other current users of the site communal system.

The entire former aircraft apron site drops over 10 feet from end to end and water gathers at the proposed turbine 1 site because Total Reclaims destroyed the communal surface water drainage infrastructure.

 

Section 13. Biodiversity.

 

  1. Protected species
  2. Important habitats.

 

The answers to questions a) and b) filled in by Mr Allsop are incorrect.

The correct answer to a) and b) is yes, on land adjacent to or near the proposed development.

 

There are at least three known protected species and possibly more.

 

Bee Orchids – as photographed for Cleethorpes Camera Club Photo Competition 2012 and in 2014 we had 21 plants in flower in our camping area with care advice being taken from Steve Jack the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service Manager.

Roman Snail 01

Roman Snails

Natterjack Toads

 

There are many other unidentified species awaiting confirmation of identification by the relevant authorities.

I was very concerned about the situation and had correspondence with English Heritage and the Lincolnshire Conservation Trust in August 2012.

It is an important brown hare breeding ground with partridge, lapwing and skylark ground nesting areas.

Barn owls, kestrels, sparrow hawks and buzzards use the area for hunting, we have resident stoats and weasels and it is an annual breeding ground for swifts, swallows, pied wagtails and fieldfare.

The silver birch trees in particular attracting large quantities of ladybirds which then attract goldfinches, etc.

In winter, swans and geese use the area for transit flight from the lobby ponds at the bottom of Ash Hill en route to the Humber estuary.

One of the biggest roost colonies for rook, crow and jackdaw is in the wood behind the proposed turbine 1 at TF199961.

This wood originally stretched right across the land that RAF Binbrook airfield was built on, so may well have been a traditional breeding area for centuries.

They gather every evening from all over a wide area of the wolds taking up to half an hour to fly in. The concentration in the breeding season exceeds well over 1000 birds.

At night we have fox and other nocturnal animals.

It is truly a special, peaceful, tranquil and magnificent place within the AONB and must be protected at all costs.

 

Section 14. Existing use.

 

The land was subject to a planning tribunal against Winchester Marine Ltd and restrictions were placed on it at that time.

It has, I believe, only planning for open storage use with height restrictions and limited traffic movement with vehicle logging.

Now that the concrete apron area has been totally destroyed by the applicant, doesn’t it have to revert back to agricultural land under the Chrichel Down rules?

 

Section 15. Tree and hedges.

 

There are trees adjacent to the development and there is a boundary thorn hedge planted on the bund at great expense, in compliance with the planning tribunal by Winchester Marine Ltd and it attracts lots of wildlife especially the buzzards, sparrow hawks and kestrels whilst hunting their prey.

We have planted many more memorial trees in the adjacent Bomber Command Memorial Park to supplement other memorial trees already planted adjacent to the proposed turbine 1 site.

 

Section 23. Hazardous substances.

 

The answer is yes. Hazardous waste will be involved in the proposal.

The turbine pitch system is hydraulic and waste hydraulic oil is a hazardous substance.

Wind turbulence which is a hazardous waste to anyone downwind and GRP blade shedding of any size can be lethal.

Our Air Cadet, veteran camping area and visitor picnic area is a matter of yards away from proposed turbine 2 and therefore the hazardous wind turbulence, horrendous noise, strobe effect and the total loss of amenity to our visitors would be indescribable.

It is very clear to me, that you could fit at least another 4 turbines in between the initial 2 should, god forbid, planning permission be granted and would open the door to further energy generation applications on the site, which could involve practically anything.

 

Drawing – Wind Turbine Elevations.

 

The turbine drawing shows a hub height of 22 metres however the drawing narrative clearly states it is 30 metres with a blade tip height of 42.4 metres.

 

Site Layout – Block Plan.

 

The proposed on site delivery route of materials runs along what is left of our western land boundary which will cause more damage to the existing damage already done by the applicant. He has already destroyed our communal storm drainage infrastructure, destroyed our western land boundary and covered our Bomber Command Memorial Park infrastructure and memorial trees with concrete dust, polythene membrane, litter, etc and the continuing HGV traffic removing the last of the crushed hardcore and the bringing back to site of soil, etc, of unknown origin or toxicity, continues to wash debris down into our southern end surface water soak away system, continuously blocking up the first main gulley.

 

Amended acoustic assessment.

 

As a former member of the Nottingham Society of Engineers and having worked for Plessey, GEC and Marconi, I am quite familiar with investigative research in regard to engineering, international and global standards compliance, computer modelling, calibration methodology and the bringing of products to market and the subsequent integration into the field.

It is my professional opinion that the amended acoustic assessment written by Life Long Energy Ltd is not only unprofessional but not worth the paper it is written on.

They might have learnt how to cut and paste within a document but clearly have yet to master a spelling checker.

 

I have attached documentation to support this.

I’ll start in Italy.

As you can read on the Tozzi Nord Victory 24-60 sales brochure from Italy:-

 

Tozzi Nord is the first Italian manufacturer of small wind turbines to have

Its TN535 turbine (10 kW) certified by an accredited body and to install

its product even in the UK. The same path is now being followed for the Victory 24-60 (60 kW).

Designed to meet the IEC61400-1 standard, the certification process for this turbine is currently underway (certification measurement performed by Windtest Grevenbroich gmbh).

This process also includes certification of the power curve and noise emissions, thus confirming the turbine’s qualitative excellence and guaranteeing the customer a secure investment.

 

Now we follow the trail to WTG’s wind turbine test facility in Germany.

 

http://www.windtest-nrw.de/index.php?page=test-site-grevenbroich

 

There is no reference anywhere on their web site to this turbine being under test or having been tested for power curve or noise emissions but I emailed them to see if it was awaiting erection at their small turbine test site 8 but have not received a reply back so far.

It could be that it was tested at another site in Italy but you would have thought there would be a reference to it somewhere for WTG company publicity reasons unless their report, if any has been produced, was detrimental.

 

Next we travel back to the UK and Life Long Energy and several of their acoustic assessments in support of planning applications around the UK.

 

One: – Total Reclaims Ltd, Brookenby

Two: – New England Quarry, Plymouth

Three: – Burton Pidsea, Hull

 

Firstly, the use of ETSU-R97 does not comply with EU law or with UK regulations on environmental impact assessment.

It is considered by Dick Bowdler of New Acoustics and Mike Stigwood of MAS Environmental amongst many other experts, to be fundamentally flawed and very likely allowing situations to occur that are not only hazardous to health but likely to lead to major litigation in the future.

 

The three Life Long Energy acoustic assessments’ I have used here, are all for the Tozzi Nord Victory 24-60 60kW wind turbines but are not consistent with each other.

 

The Binbrook and New England Quarry 10 m/s turbine sound power levels in normal operation mode (table 3.1) and octave sound power data (table 3.2) appear identical, despite a hub height difference between the two turbine sites planned.

Binbrook’s hub is 22m, whilst New England Quarry’s is 30m.

Identical spelling mistakes appear in both documents, suggesting a cut and paste operation from another source.

We are told that the overall guaranteed sound power levels at various wind speeds and hub heights come from a document allegedly produced by WTG Germany for Tozzi Nord but this document and data cannot be verified, as we have no copy of it.

 

Next we go to Burton Pidsea.

An identical 30m mast height as per New England Quarry but suddenly the 10 m/s sound power levels for the turbines in normal operation mode, table 3.1 has been removed but the spelling mistakes are still there.

Why is this?

 

Now the octave sound power data (now table 3.1) is not only louder across the spectrum and a new low frequency band of 31.5 hertz added but we no longer know if the data is for 10 m/s.

 

It could be for 1 m/s for all we know at this stage!

We do know however that the nearest NSR is only 250 metres away and there are plans for a third turbine very close to the site and suddenly the operation of the third turbine could potentially result in cumulative noise!

 

Really? I am surprised.

Of course the modelling using ETSU-R-97 passes with flying colours, so let us dig a little deeper!

Luckily for us, each of the acoustic assessments has the WindFarm Software Acoustic Run Data at the back.

 

For clarity, the revision number would appear to be the number of times the model was changed before the noise results became ‘acceptable’.

 

New England Quarry – 10 revisions

Binbrook – 63 revisions

Burton Pidsea – 18 revisions rising to 22 when the third possible turbine was added into the equation.

 

By comparing the run time data for all three assessments, you can see that by altering the following parameters in the model, you can lower the noise results.

 

GROUND ATTENUATION

 

Source porosity

Middle porosity

Receiver porosity

Receiver height

 

WIND SPEED

 

Wind speed

Wind speed height

 

Of course, knowing the ‘alleged’ noise levels at 10 m/s is pretty useless to us when the turbine can operate to twice that speed (20 m/s) before ‘allegedly’ and hopefully cutting out.

 

Back to the Burton Pidsea assessment.

 

5.5 Model Qualifications

 

The accuracy of the ISO 9613-2 method is limited to approximately +/- 3 dB. Due to the uncertainty associated with noise modelling, it is important to use conservative input data and parameters for the model. The noise model and input data used for this analysis contain the following conservative input data:

  • Turbine sound power level of 94.5 dB (A)
  • A ground factor of 0.9 when the majority of the land is porous
  • Modelling favourable downwind propagation condition for all turbine sites simultaneously

 

Given the conservativeness of the noise model inputs and parameters, the predicted noise levels at the receptors should be somewhat ‘worst case’ compared to the long term average noise levels that are actually encountered. However, there may be certain condition under which the noise level at a receptor is higher than, or is perceived to be higher than, what is predicted. These conditions could include periods of high atmospheric stability and high wind shear, leading to low background noise levels at ground level. Temperature inversions may also periodically increase the sound pressure level at a receptor.

 

Now we are getting closer to the truth but are still not told what the highest turbine sound power level is at 20 m/s cut out speed or 43 rpm!

 

  • Turbine sound power level of 94.5 dB (A) per turbine!

 

This figure, of course, is only mentioned in the Binbrook acoustic assessment in our table 3.1 where it would appear to be the alleged sound power level for a low wind speed of 7.5-8.5 m/s.

 

All of this noise modelling is not only guesswork but fabrication of the results!

It is only as good as the person who wrote the computer program in the first place and we have no idea of what other parameters were fed into the model by Life Long Energy to get the results they wanted!

This is outrageous misinformation designed purely to deceive the casual reader of the document and hoodwink the planning committee’s concerned.

As far as Binbrook is concerned, the nearest main noise sensitive receptor (NSR) is not as stated in the flawed assessment but it is the RAF Binbrook Heritage Centre site and the offices of the business’s that occupy the three hangars facing the proposed sites which are only a matter of yards away from any of them.

The next nearest NSR after that, is the WLDC designated amenity land at TF197954 approximately.

There is still, rather conveniently, no mention at all of the dB(C)-weighted or dB(G)-weighted noise figures for prolonged low frequency average over distance, just the dB(A)–weighted figures.

The assessments using IEC 61-61400-11 states that low frequency noise or ‘infrasound’ is not required.

I totally disagree, as it can be both ground and airborne and easily deflected by large structures such as reinforced concrete aircraft hangars and this low frequency over distance is easily demonstrated here and even more so, since hangar one’s front was sheeted with metal cladding.

The front three hangars at Binbrook act like a parabolic sound mirror, with lower frequency sounds ricocheting off them with a Doppler Effect.

Shotgun fire, bird scarers, the testing of fireworks by Chestnut Trading, the cattle herd at Stainton le Vale, British motorcycles on Wednesday evening’s Bike Night en route to Willingham Woods, the heavy four stroke scramble motorcycles using the course near Caistor and even the Avro Vulcan taking off at the RAF Waddington Air Show are currently clearly audible over the background wind and tree noise.

The assessment does not mention anything about the Doppler Effect that will occur between the two turbines. There isn’t a way of synchronizing them together, so it will be akin to the twin engine Luftwaffe aircraft of WWII, always out of synchronization and creating additional harmonic noise at a distance point between them.

 

Planning guidance 2.1 National Policy Framework

 

The national policy framework clearly states that planners should identify and protect areas of tranquillity which have remained relatively undisturbed by noise and are prized for their recreational and amenity value for this reason.

 

The incorrect NSR location and the incorrect noise level data hiding the turbine ‘hum’ component, low frequency noise, etc, completely invalidate the acoustic assessment which is only a predicted assumption anyway.

 

Binbrook Pre Public Consultation.

 

Binbrook! We are the village of Brookenby and have been for nearly 25 years!

Yet again, what is the correct hub and blade height?

What site wishes to reduce its energy bills?

The applicant has no energy bills, as he has no business in operation on the land.

This again, is outrageous misinformation designed purely to deceive the casual reader of the document and hoodwink the planning committee.

 

Landscape and visual impact assessment – Life Long Energy Limited.

 

This assessment is just a rehash of the original and no-one even bothered to check it before submitting it to planning again.

At 4.6.2 table 5 Sensitivity of visual receptors, it clearly states that visitors to heritage sites are high zone 1 sensitivity.

At 4.6.2 table 6 the proposal becomes a very large magnitude of impact and will dominate the view.

At 4.6.2 table 7 using the decision matrix, the overall significance of visual effect is large and major.

 

It still refers to an associated substation at 6.2.1 necessary for the original proposed turbine model and we still have the fictional 25 year decommissioning phase at 6.4.

It is useless doing a desk based analysis because it doesn’t take into account recent local changes in the landscape, such as the removal of the tree screen around the former RAF Binbrook officers mess site and the removal of part of the mature tree screen to the east of York Road in Brookenby or provide knowledge of the historic nature of the site and the special place it holds in the hearts and minds of generations of families across the world.

Australian visitor families do not travel 12,000 miles for fun!

 

In section 8.0, it refers to existing wind energy developments.

The two at North Wold Farm, Thoresway which we knew nothing about until the first one appeared out of the fog one day and to which we would have submitted a planning objection and two at Tetney (incorrect NGR) which I believe have never been used due to the developer building them without plans or agreement for the power distribution from them!

Having spent a great many hours downloading and printing the view images, the wire frame images and the photomontage’s, I have been unable to replicate what they are trying to convince me of apart from viewpoint 16 (Swinhope Road and York Road, Brookenby).

The image clearly shows the first house in York Road facing towards my house in Salisbury Avenue.

Hubs nil, blades nil. Correct. As the photomontage image shown below is pointing in the opposite direction to the proposed turbine sites by at least 90 degrees!

YORK ROAD 01

All of the images are conveniently taken to the applicant’s advantage at 1100 on the 4 November 2014, so perhaps the images were damaged as they passed through the space-time continuum because you cannot be in 21 different locations at the same time!

 

Heritage and Conservation Impact Assessment. – Life Long Energy Limited

 

The whole area is of major archaeological importance. Not only for the recent RAF history from 1940-1988 but throughout the ages.

There are ancient looking earthworks at TF202947 which to my knowledge have not been investigated which could be related to a ford at Orford or as far back as the Iron Age.

There appear to be grave like cuts in the field at TF204946 which have only been spotted this winter and although we have heard of an Anglo Saxon site on the airfield having been investigated quite a few years ago, we can trace no record or any results so far.

In our search for RAF Binbrook artefacts, we have covered a wide area with metal detectors but only to a very shallow depth, although we have a number of deep ferrous targets / objects to investigate further.

The only possibly non RAF related artefact found so far from a very shallow depth, has been a bronze / brass hinge off a door or wooden chest.

It is inconceivable that there is not more to be found on a high strategic point in the landscape with a permanent spring fed water source in the valley.

I have attached a newly acquired aerial photograph of RAF Binbrook taken in the 1960’s.

As you can see in the fields to the east of Swinhope Road, Brookenby, there are marks in the fields.

The one marked ‘Roman’ was found a few years ago by me and I alerted the metal detecting club who told the relevant authorities.

I myself have found a knife blade on the surface and non local stone after ploughing and Roman artefacts have been coming out of the field since then.

I believe a proper field survey was carried out this year.

The photograph also shows something in the field opposite my house in Salisbury Avenue, Brookenby.

I have previously found old non local stone on the northern field edge bank which is higher that the present field cultivated level.

This edge bank leads down to the current stream which I believe was a lot deeper and navigable by small craft centuries ago to the sea outlet at Tetney High Sands.

There is certainly something strange and out of landscape context at TF211955 which warrants further investigation, as it is very close to Hoe Hill long barrow.

There are many areas of archaeological interest across the area which may well yet become the future scheduled monuments, etc.

Just because it isn’t on an ordnance survey map, a computer system or in a planning assessment, mean it isn’t there!

I can take you to a number of sites shown as a bit of woodland on the ordnance survey maps but when you are physically there, the landscape is much more.

An example is the tiny bit of woodland at TF226967. When you get inside it, you find that it is a large pit where iron ore has been extracted from the chalk and flint.

 

Design and access statement – Life Long Energy Limited.

 

  1. Introduction.

 

The proposed turbine sites are within an area with planning for storage on concrete (now removed by the applicant as well as the area’s service infrastructure), with severe limitations on it, as per the Winchester Marine planning tribunal and any remaining infrastructure to it, does not integrate with the Binbrook Technical Park without crossing land which is NOT owned by the applicant.

The land owner does not currently have any electrical energy requirements or reliance on fossil fuels on the land.

The other businesses within the Binbrook Technical Park seem to already have various choices of energy supply and I am led to believe the G4 Park is totally self sufficient.

 

  1. Proposal.

 

There is no documentation to support what they plan to do with the electricity produced and how they plan to integrate the supply into the national grid system or to the Binbrook Technical Park.

It is all pure speculation and a continuous stream of falsehood’s designed to hoodwink the planning committee.

 

  1. Consultation.

 

Mr Ian Elliot’s comments refer to our land and our projects not the applicants and have no bearing on this application.

The applicant’s land which is strewn with litter, rubbish and overgrown grass, has not been cut since his ownership and has been the subject of complaints to Environmental Health.

We have even tidied some of it up to stop the ingress of more debris onto our camping and picnic area and worked around the Skylark breeding season.

The RAF Binbrook Heritage Centre and Winchester Marine Ltd have spent a great deal of time, effort and money improving the area from the wasteland and dumping ground that it was back in the 1990’s as part of Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire County Council’s efforts to expand the tourism portfolio within the County, the AONB and West Lindsey in particular.

The specimen memorial trees in the Bomber Command Memorial Park have been sourced from Northern Ireland, Orkney, Brazil and Poland and in time will form a magnificent wildlife sanctuary and place of solace and tranquillity for those visitors from across the world seeking reflection and remembrance.

The species of conifers in particular have been chosen for their different texture, feel and fragrance so that blind or partially sighted visitors can experience a sensory trail when they have grown a bit.

This year 2015 is a special anniversary year.

It is the 70th anniversary of Operation Manna when aircraft from RAF Binbrook took part in dropping food supplies to the starving Dutch people and of course we have the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dutch people and the ending of hostilities in Europe.

To commemorate this, we have planted an additional 400 daffodils around the camping and picnic area and 362 white tulips on our northern boundary of the Bomber Command Memorial Park.

 

  1. Design.

 

To see the proposed hideous turbines being installed and to see just how they will integrate visually into the AONB, I suggest you watch this:-

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZumuB__bVU

 

They will really blend into the background in an AONB, won’t they?

The off white colour and bright blue company logo will not blend into the landscape but if the masts were painted with canary yellow stripes, at least the crew of the international space station could use them for navigation.

They will be visible for miles as another hideous eyesore and there is no reference to future painting maintenance schedules if any has been taken into account, over the proposed and I believe fictional, 25 year life cycle.

The concrete foundations are a massive structure and would have to be poured in one go. This entails a large amount of heavy vehicle movements bringing structure components to each site.

There is no water on site to support any part of the construction phase.

To prevent lightning strikes all of the earthing infrastructure will have to be re-installed as the original RAF infrastructure was destroyed by the applicant.

I am deeply concerned about ice build up and subsequent ice throw from the turbine blades in winter especially spinning at up to 43 rpm.

They don’t have de-icing boot systems like aircraft do and people at the Heritage Centre could be seriously injured without warning with the temperature having been down to -16.5C in recent years.

The proposed turbine sites do not have any service infrastructure, fire fighting capabilities, security infrastructure, designated safety zones or disaster recovery and contingency plans.

We will not tolerate any more dust, debris, litter, food waste, hazardous waste, etc from operations on their land blowing onto our Bomber Command Memorial Park or camping area.  

The bringing back to their site of soil, etc, of unknown origin or toxicity may well have an effect on our planned drinking water borehole.

 

4.2 Use of Proposal.

 

The applicant’s have failed to provide any support documentation on HOW they plan to integrate into the existing infrastructure of the Binbrook Technical Park and the National Grid Network.

 

Transport statement – Life long Energy Limited.

 

The maps showing the proposed delivery route of materials and equipment to site does now show the traffic coming past Binbrook village school, however the route chosen from Market Rasen, via Tealby and Bully Hill is totally unsuitable for large, heavy goods vehicles. The road from Bully Hill to Kirmond le Mire in particular is already very badly damaged along one entire edge and needs a total rebuild.

 

Impact on the landscape.

 

There will be a major impact on the AONB and it will destroy the peaceful, reflective solitude of the Bomber Command Memorial Park, our magnificent views across to the Yorkshire Wolds, the Humber estuary and our wonderful dark night skies.

These are enjoyed by visitors from across the world.

 

Shadow flicker.

 

This will greatly affect the visitors to the Heritage Centre and particularly people such as me, who are blind in one eye from birth and very susceptible to strobe effect.

 

Aviation and radar.

 

The proposed turbine site is directly in line with aircraft taking off from Humberside airport and others going in to land at RAF Coningsby and RAF Waddington and will no doubt interfere with Eastern radar at Claxby.

RAF Tucano aircraft from RAF Leeming and others involved with low level training flights from RAF Cranwell regularly fly low level sorties across the site and other RAF aircraft fly over regularly to pay their respects to the 460 Squadron RAAF memorial site.

It is used by all types of aircraft en route to North Coates flying club and is a visual flight rules (VFR) navigation aid to the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance en route to accidents on the A180 and when taking casualties to Grimsby hospital.

Bond helicopters from Humberside airport use the air space for flight testing of their helicopters and transit flights to the southern North Sea oil and gas platforms.

A variety of aircraft use the airspace to practice display routines, including solo Red Arrows, a private Supermarine Spitfire and Me109 and an aerobatic pilot whose display routine is outstanding.

Aircraft en route to the Cleethorpes Air Show use the hangars as a navigation reference and we have been in contact with them in regard to staging our own air show at Binbrook in the future.

The proposed wind turbines would have to have anti collision beacons on them which would be a breach of WLDC’s own dark skies policy.

It is against my human rights as a disabled person not to be able to enjoy aviation related activities at the Heritage Centre and I shall seek further advice from the European Court of Human Rights should this planning application be granted.

 

 

Conclusion.

 

Over 14,000 wind turbines from Alaska to Hawaii have been abandoned by companies which have either gone into liquidation or just left them because of rising maintenance costs, upgrade or replacement costs and lower feed in tariffs.

Who will decommission the proposed sites and associated national grid infrastructure if the company responsible for building and operating them is no longer in existence and more importantly, who will pay for the alleged cleanup operation in the alleged 25 years time.

The composite materials that the turbine blades are made from, is non-recyclable, so where is the designated land fill site going to be to accommodate all of the blades from all of the turbines in Lincolnshire already approved?

Worn out and damaged blades are already stacked up all over Europe awaiting disposal.

A friend of mine is a director of the Humber Gateway project where Siemens are currently fitting a 3Mw turbine off shore a week. This small scale ‘get rich’ scheme is not needed whatsoever, especially in the Lincolnshire AONB.

The proposed development will have a devastating impact on the landscape, wildlife and amenity of the AONB.

More and more visitors from across the world are discovering the peace, tranquillity, beautiful views, dark skies and undeveloped quality of the countryside of the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB.

This proposal will decimate the hard work put into the tourism portfolio for the area and the local business infrastructure that supports it.

The camp sites, the caravan sites, the B&B’s, the holiday cottages, the pubs, the restaurants, the guest houses, the museums, tourist attractions and the local market town economy.

The cumulative effect of passing these proposals within the AONB will be major and destroy what has already been achieved.

I have written to the prime ministers of the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and to President Obama in the USA regarding this matter as the last American killed whilst flying from RAF Binbrook, Captain William Schaffner was sadly lost without trace in the North Sea in 1970.

 

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The RAF Binbrook Heritage Centre, Museum, 460 Squadron RAAF Memorial, Hughie Edwards VC Memorial and the Bomber Command Memorial Park attract visitors from across the world.

 

The 460 Squadron RAAF Memorial is registered nationally and consecrated.

CONCECRATED GROUND 01

 

Human ashes have been scattered on our site and also on sites around the hangars.

Several more requests are currently awaiting better weather conditions for the veteran’s families.

CONCECRATED GROUND 02

 

We have an Air Cadet / veteran camping area and picnic facilities for visitors.

We are bee and wildlife friendly and conform to WLDC’s dark skies policy.

We hope to become part of the proposed WLDC Aviation Heritage Trail.

Our visitors include veterans and their families from across the World, including Australia, New Zealand, USA, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Germany and Canada.

We also get visitors from across the UK and have hosted amongst many others:-

 

Members of Cleethorpes Camera Club

Members of Binbrook Camera Club

Members of Brookenby Camera Club

Paranormal Lincolnshire

Students from Lincoln University

Lincoln Astronomical Society

Touring cyclists

Touring motor cyclists

Vintage Car enthusiasts

Lightning Training Flight veterans

MT Drivers veterans

5 Squadron veterans

11 Squadron veterans

12 Squadron veterans

85 Squadron veterans

101 Squadron veterans

139 Squadron veterans

142 Squadron veterans

460 Squadron RAAF veterans

Royal Observer Corps veterans

101 Squadron Association

RAF National Service Association

Serving RAF personnel from Coningsby, Waddington and Leuchars.

PERSONNEL 01

 

 

We hold one of the finest collections of RAF artefacts, photographs, aircraft drawings including the entire English Electric Company’s Lightning drawing archive and reference and engineering books, some of which are totally unique.

We collaborate with other museums worldwide and provide engineering parts support for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Fairey Firefly and Ed Kurdziel’s Fairey Firefly WB518 in the USA.

We also provide parts and engineering drawing support for various English Electric Lightning projects including the Anglo American Lightning Organisations T5 XS422 return to flight status in Mississippi and Supermarine Spitfire projects such as the rebuild of BL246 in both the UK and USA.

 

We have had discussions with organisers of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Lincolnshire Young Offenders Scheme, North East Lincolnshire’s Young Offenders Scheme and Morton Hall and we hope to get prisoners from North Sea Camp in the future but a simple planning enquiry from us in support of this took from 15/3/13 to 12/10/13 to get a reply from the WLDC planning dept.

 

My great grandfather C S Carter was one of the founder members in 1884 of the Louth Naturalists’ Antiquarian and Literary Society which continues to this day as Louth Museum.

The work they did to discover the beautiful and rare geological and ecological things in the Lincolnshire Wolds was the foundation stone of the current AONB status.

I will fight to continue the preservation of what he and his Victorian friends started.

I request that the planning proposal be refused and that the unique Cold War iconic 11 Squadron line building (weighbridge) at TF 197956, possibly the only one of its type still left in existence and of international, if not worldwide importance, be afforded some form of listed protection.

I would also request that the Heritage Centre land and the grass and tree filled land either side of us be changed to D1 (Museum) status to protect it and the 5 Squadron maple leaf crest on hangar 2 which has been there for fifty years this year, be afforded some form of protection along with the memorial trees in front of the hangar itself if they haven’t already got it.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

R J Whiteley

 

RAF Binbrook Heritage Centre

 

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-37 Yet Another ACCIDENT within sight of Hanley Hill

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Help To Arm People
With The Truth & Facts
To Make Their Case & Defend Themselves

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PS – 37:

02-Jul-2015
(PS-37 Yet Another ACCIDENT within sight of Hanley Hill)

It is of note that there is yet another vehicle with its front end smashed in, an orange car, abandoned in the ditch near Hanley Farm shop!

I have not heard the extent of injury of those involved as yet but will add the detail if I find out!

Further facts have come to hand:
I am told that a car had broken down and was in Hanley public lay-by – a friend called from Lydney to help arrived and indicated intent to turn into Chepstow end of Lay-by and stopped facing oncoming traffic within a few seconds a car drove into the back of his car and shortly after that the orange car drove into the back of the two static cars!

The 3 car crash happened just before 17:00hrs., Police attended and all 3 vehicles were removed by 20:30hrs., fortunately, I am told, with no consequential injuries.

Photos to follow.

There have been 2 fatalities and various very serious injuries within view of Hanley Hill in two fatal accidents so far this year and a total of 5 fatalities within sight of Hanley Hill in recent years, plus of course numerous other accidents on this particularly dangerous stretch of road with its multiple junctions and the particularly dangerous Hanley layby which itself has multiple junctions and much increased traffic due to commercialisation as a multiple occupancy office venue, a farm shop and a single dwelling converted to multiple occupancy!

It is legitimate, since the primary cause of accidents according to The MoT/DVLA, is distraction – just imagine how we can expect the fatality and serious injury rate is likely to escalate as traffic levels increase with the 5,000 new houses already with planning approval granted from Lydney to Chepstow if the gross iresponsibility of granting and installing a wind turbine 337 feet above the River Severn on Hanley Hill is granted next to the A48 – the most dangerous road in Europe in terms of fatalities per mile travelled.

There was also an accident nearby earlier in the week – sadly as yet I have no further details.

The cost to the public purse of these accidents likely to be caused by the distraction of a wind turbine pale into insignificance relative to the subsidies payable on a wind turbine or any potential theoretical benefits and thus I would contend that such a scheme/scam would only be undertaken by those with an utter disregard for the area and the lives of others.

 

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 97: FoDDC Votes To Destroy Jobs, TV & Film Industry and eventually tourism in the FoD.

PS – 97:

09-Jan-2016

(PS 97: FoDDC Votes To Destroy Jobs, TV & Film Industry
and eventually tourism in the FoD.
)

Hi,

no BAFTAs, no OSCARs, no Films, no TV shows and as a result a consequential loss of jobs, revenue and tourism for the Forest of Dean – largely due to the irresponsible incompetence of FoDDC planning decisions that have granted, in some sort of demented Politically Correct spree based on unsound data and lack of responsible research by space fillers who were swayed by rhetoric and jingo and even perhaps outright bribes and as a result granted planning permission for near totally useless wind turbines, which require massive tax payer subsidies as they damage the environment and fail to produce viable consistent energy!

As a direct result of the reckless behaviour and lack of foresight and understanding of the dangers the FoD will incrementally no longer be a suitable as a venue for movie making or TV filming as monolithic wind turbines tower over ever more camera angles. A loss of camera angles that is also likely to consequentially damage the income from tourism in the long term.

FILM & TV TRAIL in FoD 01 P1

FILM & TV TRAIL in FoD 01 P2

For more details of the Film & TV industry in the FoD which in the long term the FoDDC will destroy in their crass amateurism and corrupt bias CLICK HERE

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. STROATForest of Dean 

Proposed: 

Towering 337 feet above the Severn Estuary

60m. Wind Turbine Eyesore Application For Stroat

The Blades Will Distractingly Rotate 337 feet (1/3rd. higher than Gloucester Cathedral!) above The Severn, along side one of the most dangerous sections of the A48, already designated The Most Dangerous Road In EUrope – opposite Hanley Farm Shop. the bus stop, two lane junctions, various property driveways & the public lay-by

“It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself”: 
Thomas Jefferson
A clear statement of wisdom that most appositely explains why Wind Turbines require Government intervention to use taxes levied on all, many of whom can ill afford them, to subsidise and enrich land owners and their corporate assistants!

Summary of Wind Turbine Accident data
to 30 September 2015

The EFFECTED COMMUNITY

The ‘Effected Community’ being those contacted by the Council originally who are directly effected including:

The Community Against Severndale Wind Turbine Group
which includes 35 members of the immediate ‘effected community’ who are on the record as objectors:

  • ASHBY, Leah, Stroat Hill Cottage, Stroat,, approximately 1.3kms from proposed turbine
  • 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
  • CARPENTER, Garry, Stroat Hill Cottage, Stroat,, approximately 1.3kms from proposed 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 sparsely 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 50% taller than Gloucester Cathedral, 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 vigorously solicited, by the applicants, either as potential direct beneficiaries in the scheme, tenants or employees of the applicant!

They have organised ‘THE COMMUNITY AGAINST SEVERNDALE WIND TURBINE’
& on his own behalf Peter Wright is seeking to challenge The Forest of Dean District Council at a Judicial Review – If you can help to protect The Severn Estuary, wild life and environment, or would like to know how YOU can help, without any obligation or in complete anonymity
 CLICK HERE

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Could this naiive original watercolour be Hanley Hill through the eyes of the 11 year old Pauline Newman, daughter of Parson Newman, Rector of Tidenham Parish Church, C1937 or 1938:

HANLEY HILL Pauline NEWMAN age 11 01 smaller

 

This is how Hanley Hill will look, for at least a generation, if this industrial folly is errected:

WIND TURBINE to SCALE COMPARISON 03

This picture shows the applicants photomontage with the accurate scale representation of Big Ben at 96m. also showing 24 Routemaster double decker buses stacked alongside the giant wind turbine! A structure over 100 feet (33m) taller than Gloucester Cathedral and visually within the landscape standing high into the skyline some 8 times as tall as Oldbury Power Station.

For greater understanding of the implementation of this Wind Farm by stealth on the banks of the Severn Estuary in the rural and scenic area between the M48 Chepstow Bridge and the City of Gloucester consider:

A SEVERN WIND FARM BY STEALTH 001

& of course the size of these monstrous industrial instalations in such an area of outstanding natural beauty:

image

Minded that distraction is listed as the main reason for accidents, by the Police, it is hardly speculation that this giant moving structure alongside the A48 will be certain to cause additional fatalities on Europe’s most dangerous road!
How do the applicants excuse these inevitable killings?
These giant wind turbines may well be sited alongside motorways, visible on the given motorway over many miles, not suddenly materialising around a bend or appearing through the mist from the Severn!
As they dominate this pleasant rural area, once so attractive to tourism, which formed a major part of the income of the area.
ALVINGTON TURBINE 006 22-Nov-2015
Clearly the applicants, their agents and planners have chosen to overlook the enormous environmental damage these turbines cause, not least of which is the massive output of CO2 in their manufacture nor the defacing nature of the structure long into the future of these inefficient and costly follies, long after they have become obsolete and the grants have been withdrawn – who will clear up the mess we have thus left to our children and the ‘community’ in the future?
How in fact do the ‘community’ derive any gain from this self-serving application at the expense of the ‘community’, an obstacle that they claim, but do not guarantee, will pay £1/2M into the ‘community over the next 25 years when just two fatalities during that period will cost the public in excess of £1/2M.

It is my contention, based upon sound evidence that, for this industrial structure to be placed in such an inappropriate place, would not only be an act of irresponsible folly but a corrupt and criminal abrogation of duty of care by those making, aiding, supporting and granting the application.

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Just consider the quantifiable environmental damage alone, that the Greens and Warmists have been duped into believing does not exist, is beyond any reasonable argument they may try to make.

A primary motivation for constructing these evil structures is the dishonest claim that they save on CO2 emmissions, which are ‘claimed’ (without sound scientific evidence) to be responsible for Global Warming and Climate Change (for which there is absolutely no scientific evidence that the anthropogenic input is of any significance).

IF you have been duped into believing the claims of the highly suspect and palpably untrustworthy IPCC you should clearly oppose Wind Turbines as an environmentally damaging cause of Global Warming & Climate Change and no part of the solution.

Only the dishonest, the corrupt, the gullible and of course the greed of the land owners and profiteers in on the scam could overlook the FACTS! Consider the Carbon Footprint of a wind turbine before it even starts to produce any power, and conveniently ignoring transport of materials and fabricated structure, not to mention the movement of supersized cranes etc and most definitely ignoring the damaging legacy and the carbon footprint to restore the land after its destruction both in excavation of materials and dismantling the defunct turbine and its 480 m3 plinth.

For now just consider the carpon footprint in its basic construction:

So what is the carbon foot print of a wind turbine with 45 tons of rebar & 481m3 of concrete?

as at 04-Aug-2014

A Wind Turbine’s carbon footprint is massive
try 241.85 tons of CO2.

Here’s the breakdown of the CO2 numbers.

To create a 1,000 Kg of pig iron, you start with 1,800 Kg of iron ore, 900 Kg of coking coal 450 Kg of limestone. The blast furnace consumes 4,500 Kg of air. The temperature at the core of the blast furnace reaches nearly 1,600 degrees C (about 3,000 degrees F).

The pig iron is then transferred to the basic oxygen furnace to make steel.

1,350 Kg of CO2 is emitted per 1,000 Kg pig iron produced.

A further 1,460 Kg CO2 is emitted per 1,000 Kg of Steel produced so all up 2,810 Kg CO2 is emitted.

45 tons of rebar (steel) are required so that equals 126.45 tons of CO2 are emitted.

To create a 1,000 Kg of Portland cement, calcium carbonate (60%), silicon (20%), aluminium (10%), iron (10%) and very small amounts of other ingredients are heated in a large kiln to over 1,500 degrees C to convert the raw materials into clinker. The clinker is then interground with other ingredients to produce the final cement product. When cement is mixed with water, sand and gravel forms the rock-like mass know as concrete.

An average of 927 Kg of CO2 is emitted per 1,000 Kg of Portland cement. On average, concrete has 10% cement, with the balance being gravel (41%), sand (25%), water (18%) and air (6%). One cubic metre of concrete weighs approx. 2,400 Kg so approx. 240 Kg of CO2 is emitted for every cubic metre.

481m3 of concrete are required so that equals 115.4 tons of CO2 are emitted.

Now I have not included the emissions of the mining of the raw materials or the transportation of the fabricated materials to the turbine site so the emission calculation above would be on the low end at best.

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MUCH Additional Material Has Been Added:
PLEASE NOTE updates may include
change or addition of information, as it comes to hand
or as it becomes superceded.

STROAT - WIND TURBINE 01

The Community Against Severndale Wind Turbine Group

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IF YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN
or
YOU WISH TO HELP

or Know Anyone Else
who might be willing to assist us

CLICK HERE

This desecration may happen to your hamlet,
village, community or favourite place next
if YOU fail to help us to draw a line in the sand.

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I regret this document is lengthy and detailed, but I make no apology for bringing to your attention the facts, with many links and cross references, as this application by: Mr. & Mrs. Lyndon & Maria Edwards; who own Hanley Farm Shop, Hanley Office Complex, Hanley Allotments, Severndale Farm etc. The application being in the name of District Councillor Mrs. Lyndon Edwards, together with others, will scar this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for generations to come.

It is worthy of note that the previous Mrs. Edwards, aware this industrialisation of the area was in progress/planned, sold her property in the immediate area and moved away and that the current Mrs. Edwards put her name forward and was recently elected as a FoDDC councillor without making it clear to the electorate at large, that she had a pecunniary interest in this application as the named applicant and with her husband and others sought subsidies from the public purse from unsuspecting tax payers and electors in the community, both locally and at large and seem to wish to ‘pass off’ the application as in some consequential way being a ‘community project’, which it clearly is not, despite utilising a tiny portion of the monies raised by public subsidy from the tax payers, in a morally unpallatable manner, as a thinly veiled bribe!

A so called ‘Community Project’ which has undeniably failed to gain the support of the ‘community’ and has been rejected by their elected representatives on Tidenham Parish Council. To continue to claim this is a ‘Community Project’ is thus clearly dishonest and thus a deliberate attempt by the applicants seeking to profit by this as misleading – thus a dishonest scam!

A SEVERN WIND FARM BY STEALTH 001

For The Record:

Hi,

By all means use my details as follows, if it helps you to object to this industrialisation that is so clearly against the interests of the community at all levels save some very limited seeming indirect & nominal bribes, allbeit very profitable to a few wealthy applicants in terms of support from largely unwilling  tax payers!:

Fore name: Greg
Surname: Lance – Watkins
Age: born 26-Jan-1946
Marital Status: pretty good!
Occupation: retired
Resided with Retail business: central Chepstow 1981 > 2011
Resident/owner: Home Cottage, Stroat, Tidenham, NP16 7LR 2011 > …
Phone: 01594 – 528 337
Property owner: Chepstow x 2; Tidenham Parish x 2

My opposition to this application to industrialise this rural AONB is primarily because I find it morally reprehensible on numerous grounds, totally inappropriate in this proposed location visually and as a threat to wildlife on many levels, its possible risk to life due to its proximity to Europe’s most dangerous road the A48 in a stretch that has seen two fatal crashes this year SO FAR.

Briefly: I also object on the grounds that Wind Turbines are an inefficient and largely unsustainable means of producing electricity, thus requiring grant aiding in their construction and an ongoing subsidy (as confessed by the applicants, under cross examination at The Parish Council meeting 20-May-2015) by support of around £150,000 per annum paid by levying taxes on the poorer sectors of the society and enriching those sufficiently wealthy to instal these monstrous structures with their monstrous damage to the community within which they are located.

For further details and extensive facts do view my web presence at:
http://stroat-gloucestershire.com/2015/05/17/60m-wind-turbine-eyesore-application-for-stroat

I am happy to support my opposition and the grounds on which I oppose this application and similar such applications with my identity together with my Post Code, aware that already a threat of violence has been made, by a supporter of this application from outside the parish, against a member of the community if they do not withdraw their opposition to this odious application and its dubious nature, which is clearly NOT a community supported attempt to industrialise this area.

I trust this is of help to you.

Regards,
Greg_L-W.

PLEASE NOTE:

Public Closing Date:
MONDAY – 18-May-2015

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

Parish Council’s first & only opportunity to consider the matter at their planning committee:
WEDNESDAY 27-May-2015 – 18:30hrs.
Individuals wishing to make their position clearly known in this damaging & potentially precedent setting application for industrial developement of this area of rural landscape of AONB potentially fatyally close to the A48, EUrope’s most dangerous road per vehicle mile travelled and so clearly unpopular and damaging not only to the community of Tidenham Parish specifically but the FoD & these United Kingdoms in general.
It should be noted: just how unpopular this instalation is to the local community where it is clear the majority of support for the damaging and dangerous concept comes from outside the community, beyond Tidenham Parish, but is also clearly commercially orchestrated by the applicants seeking personal profits at the expense of the community they make a very clearly dishonest attempt to dupe people they pretend to serve.

It was publicly accepted at the Parish Council meeting, by the applicants, that they expect to receive a £150,000 subsidy per annum (as they confirmed they do on their St. Briavels installation!) and that the share of the professional body acting as applicant also values its share in the St. Briavels Wind Turbine at £500,000 (believed to be a 50% share) clearly hugely profitable even at an admitted 20% efficiency – this has led to what seem to be bribes valued at £25,000 (though quoted on their web site as around £17,000) only disbursed amongst the community – thus unlikely to compensate ANYONE, let alone the community, for the damages experienced and insignificant in regard to the applicant’s obscene profits exploiting the public purse!

Clearly as these Wind Turbines are grossly inefficient and far from cost effective, requiring massive tax payer subsidies, this is nothing less than a tax on those who may well not be able to affort the cost of enriching those who are already well off!

Not only is the entire concept morally dubious it is anti community interests and do note the Alvington installation is still dishonestly being described as a ‘community project’, when in fact it was resoundingly rejected by the electorate (viz. Community) by their elected Parish Council and by their elected Forest of Dean District Council – a display of just how anti ‘community’ this project is can be seen from the undeniable fact that it was forced, undemocratically through appeal, on a community which had resoundingly rejected it at ALL community levels!

I do wonder just howmany of the 4,300 or so homes in Tidenham are aware that they are most likely to be legally responsible  for informing any would be purchaser of their property, should they wish/need to sell, that a massive industrial installation is under consideration and when/if turned down by the community is likely, based on their track record, to be appealed to be forced on the community by any legal means they can, however morally repugnant and contra the needs and wishes of the community they may be – as they did with the Alvington installation and do bear in mind that these plans were put forward in 2012 but withdrawn at that time, most probably in fear of rejection at that time due to being linked with other applications.

Could it already be that individuals who have sold property in the parish since 2012, who were aware of the determination of the applicants were to use any means and any timing to force their personal profitable interests on the unwilling community, may well be open to being sued for possible damages having failed to inform their purchasers!

May I take this opportunity to stress that although the claimed comment period officially closed on 18-May-2015, already the  Parish Council has obtained a derrogation until 31-May-2015.

It is also worthy of note that our community’s, MP Mark Harper, has undertaken, through his office, to support my request to extend the period of consultation and I am informed has read my letter of protest at this unprincipled and self serving application that is so clearly against the interests of the community at all levels and utterly inapproopriate within this parish and/or on the banks of the Severn Estuary between the Severn Bridge and Gloucester, whether on the North or South bank – I gather he has highlighted points and forwarded my letter (see PS – 15 below) to the FoD DC Planning Department seeking certain answers and assurance on those points be sent to him.

Further please be minded of this letter mailed to one resident in the community:

From: Stephen Colegate [mailto:Stephen.Colegate@fdean.gov.uk]
Sent: 11 May 2015 11:06
To: ‘REDACTED’
Subject: PO365/15/FUL – query on timetable for comments

Dear REDACTED

RE: PO365/15/FUL – query on timetable for comments

Please note that the application has been called to Planning Committee prior to the election (likely to be 14th July 2015 committee) and that any representations received prior to the 30th June 2015 (deadline for my report to be finalised) will be taken into consideration.

Regards

Stephen Colegate
Senior Planning Officer
Forest of Dean District Council
Tel: 01594 812375
Email: stephen.colegate@fdean.gov.uk

DO ALSO NOTE PS – 17 below from FoD DC Planning Dept., which updates this letter, received by email 22-May-2015.

PLEASE:

In the light of Stephen Colegate’s undertaking in his letter above, as updated PS – 17 below, Please continue to register any concerns you have about this application to industrialise this site in a dangerous and disadvantageous manner to the community for the personal gain of a few wealthy investors, with no consequential gain to the community relative to the massive public funding and indisputable profitability for the applicants.

In an effort to assist the planners please try to confine your letter to actual planning matters – there is absolutely zero value in standardised letter signed up to by individuals on the internet who have no real understanding of the community and location concerned nor any understanding of the deeply flawed logic and morality of inflicting these grossy inefficient and thus hugely subsidised industrial installations.

Furthert petitions may try to dupe people into believing there is support but all too often signatures are added based upon insufficient understanding and be people who are not of and have no connection with the community the applicants dishonestly pretend to represent.

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Many more details regarding Wind Turpines and this application can be found below:

60m. Wind Turbine Eyesore Application For Stroat

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this installation will stand approximately between Hanley’s Farm Shop & The Severn and will stand 337 feet above the river! Visible from much of the FoD  & South Gloucestershire visible from as far away as Gloucester and setting a precedent for many more on the estuary banks – others are in the pipeline already!

Planning » Application Summary

P0365/15/FUL

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. 
Severndale Farm
Tidenham
Chepstow
NP16 7LL

STROAT - WIND TURBINE MAP 01TOTAL 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 + concrete mount block

Both Westminster Abbey & Gloucester Cathedral are a mere 224 feet high

The tallest trees ever in the Forest of Dean is never over 115 feet high

Nelson’s Column is only 169 feet high

Big Ben is closer at 312 feet!

The London Eye, which dominates the London skyline is 12 feet smaller at 325 feet!

Bristol’s tallest building is St. Mary Redcliff at 289 feet

The Statue of Liberty is 302 feet high

Reference P0365/15/FUL
Alternative Reference DF4282
Application Received Tue 10 Mar 2015
Address Severndale Farm Tidenham Chepstow NP16 7LL
Proposal 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.
Status Pending Consideration
Appeal Status Not Available
Appeal Decision Not Available
There are 0 cases associated with this application.There is 1 property associated with this application.

To view the original of this application CLICK HERE

I appreciate the primary reason for installing such wind turbines is clearly, on the part of the installer, owner or shareholders & land owner is personal profit.However the science behind the installation of such turbines is indubitably suspect and the efficacy of such installations is equally dubious.A measure of the false economy of these installations is the undeniable fact that they require massive subsidies to justify their installation. It is also well known that they are hugely inefficient and in many cases outright dangerous, not just to wild life and birds but in terms of the damage to the environment.WIND TURBINE 03 BURNING One should also be minded that a man standing at sea level has a view to the horizon of approximately 11 miles, which may give some indication of over what distance such a building some 200 feet high will be an eyesore.It is interesting to note that an application was made for just such a wind turbine in 2012, though it was withdrawn in some haste and rumour has it that not only was there a belief that it would not meet with favour but that it lacked sufficient funding and grants to go ahead, presumably as it is realised these turbines are not cost effective ever increasing grants/subsidies are sought!It is also worthy of note that this application has the same level of integrity as others that have been made! Although the application indicates that it will be a structure of 197 feet or 60 meters the truth is that despite this quoted headline figure the total will be much greater when the height of the sails is included! The actual height will be 87 meters or 286 feet thus over 80 feet higher than the headline size quoted.Do also bear in mind that the installation is planned for Hanley Hill, which is 22 meters above the river level, thus the finished height will tower 335 feet above the river Severn AND standing on a massive concrete block so over that height!, this is heigher than Wintour’s Leap!It is worth noting that the largest trees grown in the Forest of Dean are Douglas Firs which grow to a maximum height of a mere 120 feet or one 1/3rd the height above the river of the finished height of the wind turbine planned!The same trick, of quoting the ‘axis’ height, was pulled in the application for just such a turbine to have been installed on the South Gloucester side of the estuary, which thankfully was denied permission, being not just an eyesore but inefficient, likely to set a dangerous precedent and for many significant technical reasons that had similarly been obfusscated in the application documents.We must remember that whether the installation is profitable to the installers or not and the fact that it is dependent on subsidies, thus being a method of taxing the poor to fund the wealthy and land owners is NOT a planning consisderation – morality does not enter into the decision making for a public body!Just at the time that this application has been accepted, it has been accepted that Britain’s ONLY option to maintain power security is to commission new nuclear fuelled power stations, it is anachronistic to use this outdated and unsustainable wind turbine concept.This particular installation will be visible from Gloucester, Berkley, Thornbury, Aust and beyond, in view of its height!Let us also take note that there is a similar wind turbine located some 5 to 6 miles from Stroat and neighbours of mine in Stroat advise me that at some times they can hear the noise it generates! Imagine how much more significant the industrial noise output will be from Severndale farm for residents of not just Stroat but Woodcroft, Tidenham, Sedbury and Tutshill!It is astonishing how glibly the Politically Correct so called ‘green’ lobbyists are willing to set aside their own principles and install these industrial eyesores in areas of outstanding natural beauty when they will shortsightedly and often irresponsibly oppose more rational developements in rural areas!Also do be minded that NEVER has a responsible risk assessment been made, of these wind turbines, which are widely understood to have a catastrophic effect on both micro organisms and larger which maintain the health of soil surrounding the installation over a considerable distance and is believed to be responsible for forms of soil cancer!May I submit it would be irresponsible to grant this planning application and in endorsement of this fact may I commend to you two authoritative and responsible publications that have researched many of the facts regarding the unsound science surrounding the claims of those seeking to profit from these installations and beguilled by the bias of organisations dependent on public subsidies for their profits.First I advocate: BOOKER, Christopher - BOOK - The Real Global Warming Disaster 01as a second book to read I suggest: PLIMER, Prof Ian - HEAVEN & EARTH 01 You may be interested to know that much of the science claimed that underpins the subsidy of this particular form of inefficient, unsightly and massively expensive concept of electricity generation is based on the IPPC Report, which was founded on the now widely discreditted work of Al Gore & Ragendra Paschauri, who has recently lost his job in this field and has been shown to have VERY partisan interests.It is also worthy of note that even if you swallow the propaganda put forward in support of these profitable installations, from those making the profits from subsidy, you will find that it requires some 10 years at optimum continuous output to directly fund the installation and compensate for the so called carbon footprint of the manufacture and installation, together with related infrastructure – Two factors are conveniently overlooked by those profiting firstly this makes no allowance for the life expectancy of these turbines and secondly it does not allow, in the costings, for the removal of the installation and reinstatement of damage when the installation becomes time expired.It is notable that no provision is apparent to cover the costs of decommissioning and reinstatement, is it the glib assumption of the profiteers that the public will once again be tapped up for further subsidies and subsidy of such electricity to hopefully be produced and sold to the very public who were forced to subsidise the installation!You may also note that to manufacture the concrete block on which such a large structure will be footed, to ensure it does not crash to the ground,WIND TURBINE 01 Breaking uprequires a large amount of both sand and stone and the hugely environmentally damaging production of cement – frequently produced in third world countries where the damage done is conveniently overlooked viz Nigeria, where large areas have been destroyed and at best decimated by the chemical outfall, not to mention the minor details of environmental damage in shipping these commodities to Britain and onward to site!Also do be minded that they have been known, not only to catch fire but also to fracture in high winds when they get older. Another feature is that as they age like most equipment they are prone to becoming noisier and even by the applicants admission the DB rating is expected to exceed the legal maximum rating on the farm at the residential home and thus for the livestock.The legal maximum is a rating of 35 DB and by the applicant’s own estimate this industrial noise is estimated will be 35DB at several of the adjoining properties.Also do be minded that there is absolutely no doubt that these pieces of industrial equipment DO lead to the death of numerous birds (some estimates show some 300,000 per annum!) and have a catastrophic effect on certain wildlife..That said it is however not, seemingly a planning matter, that these vast unsightly structures are neither cost effective, nor do they deliver any level of so called ‘green’ or environmental benefits and it seems that their danger aside they can, tyhough the overwhelming majority of people consider them wholely inappropriate in rural areas be sited in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and at sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSI)! It is worthy of note that since time immemorial the immediate environs of Hanley Hill and the local reed beds have been a gathering area for migratory birds before they head for better climates in the autumn. Minded that my wife counted 47 martins in the sky immediately above our home and our neighbour in Stroat House, and others in the immediate area such as Wibdon Farm, have incurred huge expense making provision to accommodate bats it is hard surely to justify these monster bat and bird killers! There clearly is no ‘green’ argument in favour of these industrial structures!There is also the issue of the use of rare earth minerals to quote Wikipedia!

Rare-earth use

The production of permanent magnets used in some wind turbines makes use of neodymium.[24][25] Primarily exported by China, pollution concerns associated with the extraction of this rare-earth element have prompted government action in recent years,[26][27] and international research attempts to refine the extraction process.[28] Research is underway on turbine and generator designs which reduce the need for neodymium, or eliminate the use of rare-earth metals altogether.[29] Additionally, the large wind turbine manufacturer Enercon GmbH chose very early not to use permanent magnets for its direct drive turbines, in order to avoid responsibility for the adverse environmental impact of rare earth mining.

IF you can add further details your opinions and documented evidence would be much appreciated to assist in opposing this selfish and self serving unsightly and damaging installation.You may also be sufficiently concerned and have sufficient interest in ensuring this area does all it can to remain an area of outstanding natural interest and beauty – it is often stated that we do not realise the value of such areas until we have foolishly and all too often selfishly lost the resource for all time.Objections to this folly can be made directly on the Forest of Dean planning site – do please consider the asset we all risk losing for the profit of a few wealthy investors, manufacturers and land owners.To make an objection see:Planning Application – Number P0365/15/FULSite Address: http://publicaccess.fdean.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=NKZLNXHIHP700This application has received very little publicity and until it was brought to my attention on 03-May-2015 I was completely unaware of the application, despite the fact that I live in Stroat, travel past the site most days, frequent Hanley’s Farm Shop and will likely be able to see the installation from my home.The amount of profit to be made from subsidies both for the installers and the eventual owners stands every danger that should this inappropriate installation be permitted, as it towers 285 feet (87 meters) over Stroat and the A48, visible for miles around, including areas of the Forest of Dean such as  Littleton and a swathe of South Gloucestershire marring the natural beaty of the area – this could well be the thin end of the wedge and be used as a precedent to despoil the entire area with serried ranks of these dubious industrial constructions.A map showing footpaths and much detail can be found at: https://gloucestershire.firmstep.com/default.aspx/RenderForm/?F.Name=B75apJt4Qgo&HideToolbar=1 IMPORTANT DATES!!!:

Application Received Date Tue 10 Mar 2015
Application Validated Date Fri 17 Apr 2015
Expiry Date Fri 22 May 2015
Actual Committee Date Not Available
Latest Neighbour Consultation Date Mon 27 Apr 2015
Neighbour Consultation Expiry Date Mon 18 May 2015
Standard Consultation Date Fri 01 May 2015
Standard Consultation Expiry Date Fri 22 May 2015
Last Advertised In Press Date Not Available
Latest Advertisement Expiry Date Not Available
Last Site Notice Posted Date Tue 28 Apr 2015
Latest Site Notice Expiry Date Tue 19 May 2015
Decision Made Date Not Available
Decision Issued Date Not Available
Permission Expiry Date Not Available
Decision Printed Date Not Available
Environmental Impact Assessment Received Not Available
Target Determination Date Fri 12 Jun 2015
Determination Deadline Fri 12 Jun 2015

To view the original of this tabulation CLICK HEREI believe that our new Councillors and Politicians elected on 7th. May have a duty to ensure the consultation period and the publicity of this proposition are extended.You will note that the application date was at a time when Parliament had been prorogued and we were without the benefit of an MP representing our daily interests and future issues – this losing 21 days of the representation period before we were once again able to call upon our MP.During this same period our Councillors were also actively campaigning for re-election and new councillors and MP could well come to office on the 08-May!It is morally wrong and should not be possible that the overarching importance of a General and local election should be permitted as ‘a good time to bury bad news’!

PLEASE NOTE:

Tidenham Parish Council has been asked to hear a presentation of the applicant’s views and opinions regarding the installation, which is planned for the next Parish Council Meeting, which is open to the public on:

Wednesday 20-May-2015 at 19:00hrs at Tidenham Memorial Hall

Please contact me if I can help or if you would care to help oppose this repugnant application and its dubious timing.and lack of merit for all but the applicant and those seeking personal gain at the expense of subsidies!Regards, Greg_L-W.01594 – 528 337

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