Judicial Review Shows FoDDC Has A Case To Answer re Corruption Of Due Process

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Hi,
you will be pleased to note the clear display of the Crowd Justice site where people can read the facts and realise that the planning consent was clearly ultra vires & councillors on the planning committee blatantly ignored the law in a manner which seemed pre arranged and thus would seemt o have corrupted due process.
That the Judicial Review was granted is a clear indication by a High Court Judge that there is a case to answer and there is every possibility that the High Court will uphold our claim and clarify the law, to ensure Justice is seen to be done.
The claims of ‘Community Funding’ & ‘Community Benefit’ are clearly aesopian linguistics designed to dupe the gullible particularly in the efforts to develope this wind farm by stealth based on dishonest claims and misrepresentations by the applicant, Maria Edwards – who is a local councillor on the planning committee, together with her agents and partners!
 
 
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 in Local People

One of several banners that have been erected along the A48 in the Stroat area supporting a judicial review.

A LEGAL battle over a proposed wind turbine in the Forest could have major implications for similar projects across England.

The scheme for a 500-kilowatt ‘community energy project’ at Severndale Farm at Stroat, which was given the go-ahead by the Forest Council last summer, is now subject to judicial review.
The action has been brought by Mr Peter Wright who lives close to the proposed site of the turbine which would be 87-metres tall at the tip of the blade.
He says he and many of his neighbours are concerned about a series of single wind turbines being created along the Severn estuary.
A High Court hearing is due to take place next month at which a key argument will be about the ‘community benefits’ that such developments bring to an area.
But supporters of community turbines are concerned that if the court backs Mr Wright it could make it more difficult for the public to get involved in backing renewable energy projects.
Both sides agree the judgement will set a clear legal precedent for determining applications for turbine.
Each has used “crowd-funding” websites to raise money to meet the cost of legal advice.
In a statement on
the website www.crowd
justice.co.uk, Mr Wright said: “I am one of some 100 local residents living near the Severn Estuary in the Forest of Dean, who are concerned about the proliferation of single wind turbines being installed in the Severn Estuary, damaging the lovely rural landscape.
“Whilst I, and many others, accept the benefits of wind turbines in the right place, a series of single turbines, backed by the same developer, all within the same rural setting, is totally unjustified.
“It is creating a wind farm landscape by stealth.
“If successful, this challenge will ensure that no other council can act with such impunity in the face of the overwhelming views of the local community and in breach of planning guidelines regarding alleged community benefits.”
The Woolaston-based Resilience Centre, which is developing the Severndale turbine has used the website www.crowd
funder.co.uk to raise support.
In a statement on the site it says: “The judgement that will arise from this case is very likely to be important in establishing case law and clear guidelines on what can be offered in the way of community participation and what can be taken as positive community benefits by councillors when making a decision.
“The threat to the community energy sector is that a ruling could emerge which places additional constraints on the ability of the public to participate in renewable energy generation or renders the sector even more uncertain that promoters, public and decision makers are all deterred from participating in or supporting the sector.
“A succesful outcome would establish a key new legal precedent for the community energy sector in the UK, allowing planning authorities to give clear positive weight to projects with overriding local community benefits.”
The case is due to be heard by a judge on Thursday, April 21.

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

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

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

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

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The Vandalising Of Posters Opposing The Environmentally Damaging Turbines

The Vandalising Of Posters Opposing The Environmentally Damaging Turbines

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15-Mar-2016
(The Vandalising Of Posters Opposing The Environmentally Damaging Turbines)

15-Mar-2016

The Vandalising Of Posters Opposing The Environmentally Damaging Turbines

Hi,

it is worthy of note that in that the majority of the supporters of opposition to this grossy offensive, environmentally damaging and staggeringly inefficient Wind Turbine live in the immediate area of the proposed Turbine, letters, meetings and general communications have been not only amicable but have acted to an extent as news letters promoting local events.

The opposition has given rise to many in the community meeting for the first time and a local directory of phone numbers, eMail addresses and information as to who lives where and the occupancy of the homes in the area.

There is absolutely no doubt that the overwhellming majority of the people living in the area of influence of the Turbine, if we are unfortunate enough to have it imposed are opposed to the installation – not on some specious NIMBY grounds but based on clearly understood factual reasons.

The few who seem to pretend to support for the proposed Turbine would seem to have links with the applicant either as family, friends, associates, tennants or employees – seemingly indicating other reasons for support than considerations of the benefits claimed, we would contend dishonestly, for Turbines.

Hi Everyone,

I felt a contact was called for in the light of a few events. As you know we have done a blanket contact to a large part of the area and put up a banner campaign to highlight the fact that we are still fighting Resilience erecting their turbine.

As expected this has caused some reaction and last night the banner at Tesco’s was slashed
WT - POSTER VANDALISM 01
and there were some unnecessary comments left on a leaflet on the banner at the end of our gate. The upside of this is that in creating a reaction it demonstrates that some elements of the other side are really feeling frustrated.

As you know we are into the last few days for crowd justice which closes on Friday night and if we don’t hit our target then none of the pledges will be used. It would be great if we were able to get to our target. I say this because the overall costs for the proceedings for JR is in the region of £40 – 50K and although we have a large part of this underwritten, it would be fantastic if as locals we could manage the £5K through the local community.

https://www.crowdjustice.co.uk/case/the-appeal-peter-wright-v-forest-of-dean-district-council

Thanks for taking time to read this and I’ll keep you up to date with any further developments

Molly Mayo
(Wibdon Farm, Stroat)

PS It’s Chase show this weekend at the old school so if the weather is good and you are around why not come and have tea and cake .

see: http://StroatWindTurbine.com
& oppose environmental damage.

I have supported this case! @CrowdJusticeUK https://www.crowdjustice.co.uk/case/the-appeal-peter-wright-v-forest-of-dean-district-council

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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WILL YOUR HOME FALL INTO THE FOOTPRINT OF A WIND TURBINE IN STROAT?

WILL YOUR HOME FALL INTO THE FOOTPRINT OF A WIND TURBINE IN STROAT?

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WILL YOUR HOME FALL INTO THE FOOTPRINT OF
A WIND TURBINE IN STROAT?

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Hi,

if YOU want to KNOW if your home will be overlooked by the proposed ecologically damaging, costly and grossly inefficient Wind Turbine proposed for Hanley Hill in Stroat on Severndale Farm.

It is clear that IF the Wind Turbine is erected the applicant Councillor Maria Edwards will receive massive subsidies for this largely useless monument to political correctness, whilst seemingly having bribed the FoDDC Planning Committee on which she is a member by promises of tokenry refunds of tax p[ayer’s cash annually to the community – sums that can not even begin to pretend to compensate for the damage done by such a Wind Turbine!

To check whether your home is in the footprint of the proposed Wind Turbine see the applicant’s own admission on the map they supplied IF your home is in the blue area YOU will be in line of sight of the Wind Turbine which will stand 337feet above the River Severn.

You will note almost all of Bulwark, Chepstow will be effected as will much of Sedbury & a large amount of Tidenham whilst the Turbine will of course be visible for a great distance in South Gloucestershire and will be clearly visible in Woolaston area – just to enrich a wealthy land owner at the expense of every tax payer funded by costs added to fuel bills nationally all in the pretence that they are an effective ‘green’ source of renewable energy!

WT HANLEY VISIBLE RANGE 01

JUST A REMINDER

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Just CLICK the lettering above

 

A clear majority of the affected local community are now firmly opposed to this development. In accordance with the Planning Practice Guidance, the community’s valid planning objections should have been taken into account and the Council should have rejected the Severndale application as the developer was not able to address the objections. Instead, the councillors placed undue weight and consideration to unspecified ‘community benefits’ (financed by the proceeds of the turbine).

The Senior Planning Case Officer on two occasions advised the Planning Committee that they should not take into account these ‘community benefits’ and should refuse planning permission, but the Councillors ignored this completely in reaching their decision citing the ‘community benefits’ as one of the main reasons for granting planning permission. Financial considerations which are not linked to the proposed development should be ignored in determining planning applications in accordance with law and government guidelines, as to take them into account would allow applicants to effectively ‘buy’ a planning permission.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.