Whitchurch Town Council is to consider the Bullington Wind Farm Planning Application.

PLANNING APPLICATION 13/00046/FUL

Location:

Land at Bullington Cross, Upper Norton Farm, Sutton Scotney, SO21 3QF

Proposal:

Construction of a wind farm development comprising of 4 wind turbines up to 126.5m in height to blade tip, ancillary equipment, external transformers, foundations, crane hardstandings, access tracks, cable trenches, in conjunction with planning applications to Winchester City Council (case no. 13/00800/FUL) for 7 wind turbines, ancillary equipment, site access, external transformers, foundations, crane hardstandings, access tracks, cable trenches, anemometry mast, control building and temporary construction compound, and Test Valley Borough Council (case no. 13/00753/FULLN) for 3 wind turbines, ancillary equipment, external transformers, foundations, crane hardstandings, access tracks, cable trenches, as part of a single wind farm of 14 wind turbines for an operational period of 25 years.

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The above proposed development will be considered at the:

Whitchurch Town Council’s Development Committee
on the evening of Monday, 20th May at 7.30 pm
at Whitchurch Town Hall

The plans are available to view at the Town Hall on the following dates and times:

Wednesday 15th May: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Thursday 16th May: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Friday 17th May: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Saturday 18th May: 9.00 am – 12.00 noon
Monday 20th May: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm, and 5.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council requests any comments to be made by
24th May 2013.

Basingstoke’s planning pages are HERE

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Comments (3)

  • Min Spooner

    Although there are many very vocal people against the proposed Bullington wind farm, there are also many of us who are supporters. We have to do something before the coal-powered stations are turned off, and the lights go out, or the Russians turn off the gas. Wind-power is not the total solution, but an important part of the solution.
    Wind turbines, in the right place (ie on a windy hill), are efficient, and in my view can be quite beautiful in the landscape. Much nicer than a pylon, yet we don’t seem to object to these.
    Global warming is happening, even if we stick our heads in the sand. If everyone is a NIMBY, then we will all go down together.

    Let’s do our bit locally.

  • kiwimike

    Hear hear Min, well said.

    Specifically on the issue of this being discussed at the Town Council meeting – if you support the idea of the wind farm, please attend the meeting on Monday 20th at 7:30pm or contact the council by phone 892107 or email whitchurchtowncouncil@whitchurch.hants.gov.uk to register your support. Those opposed to this project are very well-organised and funded. Let’s show our representatives that they do not represent us all. Silence is effectively the same as objecting. When our cllrs come to vote on this, they should know that many locals are all for renewable energy and don’t think this windfarm will be armageddon.

  • Russell Smith

    Hey Min, what part of Whitchurch do you live?

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